Warwickshire Railways: Railway Art
We have long admired the skill of artists who can capture
the atmosphere of railways and translate it on to canvas. Whilst photographers
can capture the moment, and thereby record actual events, artists can capture
much more which is why paintings are so often described as being evocative but
photographs rarely so. We would also like to express our thanks to the artists
listed below for kindly granting permission for their work to be shown on the
website. As we are sure you will agree, their work adds another dimension to
our ability to remember moments from the past. The roll call of artists seen
below is divided into two sections; members or past members of the Guild of
Railway Artists who are professional artists and others, predominantly
enthusiastic and competent amateurs.
We highly recommend a visit to the Guild of Railway Artists'
own website which illustrates some of the work of nearly fifty artists as well
as listing exhibitions and publications. For further information about the
Guild of Railway Artists and its exhibitions please view the Guilds web
site at www.railart.co.uk .
We have limited the paintings on show to those which
portray scenes from the county's railways. In many instances the artists listed
have substantial collections of other railway scenes but of themes focused
outside of Warwickshire.
Members of the Guild of Railway Artists in alphabetical
Non-Guild Artists in alphabetical order:
|| Alan Fisher
|| PJ Burkes
|| AL Hammond
|| Steve Merry