About Auto ART

Based on the Decoy Industrial Estate, an opportunity arose to purchase a business that had been in the automotive trade for the previous 30 years.

Once acquired the expansion began. We are a small dedicated team of 6 people, the workshop manager, paint foreman, 3 apprentices and the admin manager.

The business first started as a ‘one man band’ before quickly growing to needing one then two more employees. We are now a settled and fully experienced team who have a passion for performing car body repairs and restoring vehicles to their former glory.

auto art newton abbot richard

The Workshop Manager

Richard first fell in to bodywork while studying Physics at University and needed an extracurricular hobby. After fitting a bodykit and re-spraying his own vehicle he found he enjoyed it so much that he started doing ‘bits and bobs’ for family and friends.


With a keen business and leadership sense he decided to start his own enterprise and 10 Years later, Auto A.R.T is now a fully established business, serving the Torbay and Teignbridge area.

auto art devon jen

 The Administrative Manager

Jen joined the team in January 2013. Fresh to the sector but experienced in management and administration she has quickly learnt the ropes and now does all the day to day running of Auto A.R.T.

If you ring or email the company, this is who you will speak to. In her spare time, Jen enjoys a bit of retail therapy and cooking!

auto art team sam print foreman

The Painter

Sam joined the team in December 2015, having worked at a large bodyshop in Exeter.  He was keen to work in a smaller, local business in Newton Abbot.  He settled in very quickly, soon becoming a valuable member of staff. In his spare time, Sam enjoys walking his Labrador puppy and night time fishing.

auto art steve


Steve is a keen VW heritage enthusiast and is currently restoring a MK1 VW polo.  He loves everything cars, especially classics.  Steve joined Auto Art in July 2015 and has integrated into the team well.  He has a keen eye for detail and if you have a wheel refurbished with us, chances are Steve will be the one to do it.

call auto art 01626 365222
call auto art 01626 365222
call auto art 01626 365222