Train On Time (First Prize at Kenilworth Arts Festival 2011 and Press/Media)

train on time (another copy)

The Inspiration:

(freehand and painted in water based oils)

This Railway Station (Warwick Milverton) was closed in 1965 and demolished in 1968.

The Station was originally a terminus called Leamington and opened in 1844, with a branch line to Coventry.

The Station’s name changed many times during its life and was finally named Leamington Spa (Milverton) by British Rail in 1952.

The Booking Office at road level (depicted above) was attacked by an IRA bomb prior to World War II.

Here, we see a Patriot Class 4-6-0 no 45551 hauling an express train on its way to Liverpool via Berkswell on the former LNWR (London North Western Railway)

The choice of Locomotive number was inspired by the LMS Patriot Project based in Llangollen, Wales.

The original painting won First Prize, as voted by the Public in the Kenilworth Arts Festival , Warwickshire, UK. 2011

first prize

See PRESS article in Leamington Spa Observer newspaper Thursday June 27 2013. ‘Now departing solicitor returns to pursue love of cars and trains’

See PRESS article in Warwickshire Telegraph newspaper Wednesday June 12 2013. ‘Peter gears up for his retirement’

See PRESS article in Stratford Herald newspaper Thursday June 18 2013. ‘farewell to classic car solicitor enthusiast’

See PRESS article in Leamington Spa/Warwick newspaper Friday June 14 2013. ‘Working towards a happy retiement’

(Solicitor retires from Blythe Liggins Solicitors with Kevin’s original oil painting ‘ Train On Time’)

See PRESS article in Leamington Spa/Warwick newspaper Friday February 18 2011. ‘Kevin’s painting recreates an old station’

Click on link below to read Mike Musson’s feature, regarding my artwork on his Warwickshire Railways website


pencil sketch

lms patriot project(ws)

Kevin’s image is used in the 2018 Fund Raising Calendar for the LMS Patriot Project.

acknowledgement letter from Pete Sikes above

lms patriot project calendarP1040732


lms patriot project calendar (rear)P1040733

Rear of Calendar

lms patriot project nov 2018 (inside)P1040734

inside of Calendar  November 2018

Romance Of Steam

Kevin Alun Parrish GRA © 2011