Warwickshire Railways: Railway Art
This is a new feature to the site prompted by Barry Freeman's
kind offer to supply paintings of the railway scenes of Warwickshire he has
created over the years. I 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.
I would also like to express my thanks to the artists listed
below for kindly granting permission for their work to be shown on the website.
As I am sure you will agree their work adds another dimension to our ability to
remember moments from the past.
I 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. The Guild celebrates its 30th Anniversary since
its formation in 1979 this year (2009).
RAIL ART at CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD
31st March until 13th May 2012
The art gallery will be open to the public: Daily. 10.00 am -
It is hoped that the exhibition will be opened by leading
railway and wildlife artist David Shepherd FGRA, FRGS, OBE, CBE.
RAIL ART 2012 at THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY
25th August until 7th October 2012
For further information about the Guild and its exhibitions
please contact Frank Hodges, Chief Executive Officer, 45 Dickins Road, Warwick,
CV34 5NS, or view the Guilds web site at