Ross Hastie: Traditional sign painting from Scotland
Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2022
In 2011, a mother took her 12-year-old son to a car show, thinking he’d enjoy seeing all the interesting vehicles. She didn’t realize she was launching his sign painting career.
That 12-year-old, Ross Hastie, was awestruck by a sign painter who was striping and lettering a van at the show. From then on, Ross began learning to make letters and lines with a brush. That sign painter, by the way, was Stewart McLaren, a top Scottish sign painter, who went on to be a great help to Ross. The two became good friends and still speak with each other weekly.