Great Railway Paintings Inspired by the Seaside : The Guild of Railway Artists
Every aspect of the link between the railways and the sea is encompassed from freight and goods as well as passengers, to ferries, docks and seaside resorts. The Guild of Railway Artists focusses on this genre with a selection from their finest artists and the collection includes full colour paintings, detailed line illustrations and vignettes. Using a range of painting media including watercolours, acrylics, oils and gouache, the artists capture the magnificence of the engines set in beautiful countryside, the personalities of the railway workers and holiday makers, as well as the gritty realism of the stations, docks and shunting yards. Peter Clayton has contributed an essay which recalls with warmth and gusto his memories of travelling by train on his childhood family holidays to the seaside. He writes of the planning and packing, the bustle and excitement of the stations and the memorable smells and sounds which accompanied them on their journeys.
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 238 x 263mm
- 25 Mar 2005
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
- 48 colour illustrations & 27 line illustrations
About Peter Clayton
Peter Clayton has always been fascinated with the railways and after a varied career which included librarianship, advertising and publishing he was probably best known as the presenter of Radio 3's Jazz Record Requests.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements; Foreword by Terence Cuneo; Introduction; To the Seaside by Peter Clayton; The Colour Plates; The Colour Plates: Extended Descriptions; Monochrome Works of Art: Extended Descriptions