Farewell, Sir Nigel!

End of the Day poster copy

Chris is mounting a one-off exhibition of his prints featuring Sir Nigel Gresley, to mark the loco’s departure for several years of major overhaul. The exhibition at his Levisham studio shows not only Sir Nigel’s life on the NYMR, but also how Chris’s painting has developed over the last 20 years. Works for sale will include … Continue reading

Emergency closure

We’re sorry to disappoint anyone planning to visit Chris at Levisham Studio this weekend – he’s just home after an unexpected 48 hours in hospital, with strict instructions to rest and let his new pacemaker take the strain. The studio will be closed until at least Wednesday 17th June – as soon as we have … Continue reading

Weekend closure


A family sadness means we won’t be opening the studio on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May. Many of you will have got used to meeting Chris’s Mum as one of the fixtures and fittings at Levisham studio. But you may also have noticed that she has not been around for a while. Sadly that … Continue reading

Steam Gala & Nameplates Sale

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Double-headed delights at Levisham for the next two weekends. The NYMR spring Steam Gala started in glorious Levisham sunshine today so Chris has, of course, mounted a suitable exhibition of railway work And there is extra interest this year as we have put up for sale our two steam loco nameplates. First, the much sought-after … Continue reading

Easter Exhibition


Chris is exhibiting original watercolour landscapes at the Pickering Art Exhibition this Easter, with other North Yorkshire artists, in Pickering Memorial Hall. Just a 2-minute walk up Potter Hill from the station. Open 10-5 daily from Good Friday to Easter Monday. In aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Up and running


  Not only are the trains running again, but Chris’s studio is up and running too… visitors and browsers welcome every day through Easter week. If you don’t want to carry your purchase round all day, we can post it on to you at home. Just ask – all in a day’s service!

Easter Exhibition


Chris’s  first exhibition of the season is 3-6 April at Pickering Memorial Hall. In partnership with other professional North Yorkshire artists in various media, they are showing their work from Good Friday to Easter Monday.  We hope you will be able to look in – there’s a great variety from oil-paintings, textile, ceramics and some bloke from up the … Continue reading

Springing into action

2015 daffodils

As the clocks spring forward, Levisham Studio will spring into action on Saturday 28th March. See the full timetable of 2015 studio open days here.  


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Note! The artist’s new stream-lined right foot – surgical boot removed, and cracked bones and tendons knitting nicely. But then Chris has always has been a great nit!  Thank you for all the good wishes. Marvel! The elegant profile, the period charm, the leaky steam glands… thankfully that’s just the locomotive. Visit! But be quick…  … Continue reading

Good News, Bad News!


How do you like it? Good news first? The new season has arrived. Trains start running this weekend and so does Levisham studio! Chris will be open 10-5 on Saturday 5th April. Now for the bad news. It always comes in threes! (1) The road between Lockton and Levisham will still be closed for repairs … Continue reading

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