Archive for May 2012

Grosmont Box print now available

Grosmont Box web copy

Chris has now finished and proofed his ‘gala challenge’ painting of Sir Nigel Gresley and Bittern, as seen from the Grosmont signal box. Limited Edition prints are available in three sizes – click here. Of course, the colours you see on your screen will vary… so if you’d like to see the real thing before … Continue reading

Gala Challenge… days 6 & 7

gala challenge day 7

Day 6 of the gala was so busy in the studio that Chris hardly managed to put brush to paper. But by day 7, the last day, he’d got this far… All being well, he should finish this weekend and start proofing and printing next week. So watch this space!

Gala Challenge… days 4 & 5

Gala challenge days 4 and 5

“A picture speaks a thousand words”.. now who said that? Just as well, because Chris has been far too busy painting to think of words to go with these pictures! But you can see for yourself the progress he is making… Day 4 Day 5  

Gala challenge – days 1, 2, 3…

Gala special 2

The first weekend of the  NYMR Spring Steam Gala is over… but Chris’s painting challenge is still on. Here’s what he has to say… Day 1 “Lots of interest and enquiries as I get the painting under way, including visits from several signalmen to advise exactly where I should stick the levers… for authenticity’s sake. … Continue reading

Steam Gala painting challenge

Gala special 1

The NYMR Spring Steam Gala has started… and so has Chris, on a painting of Bittern and Sir Nigel Gresley. While these two classic A4s race up and down the line, Chris is trying to paint them in time for the end of the gala. The picture combines two of Chris’s most popular railway subjects – … Continue reading

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