Romance of Steam

I fell in love with Steam Railways after hearing Reginald Gardner’s wonderful audio recording entitled TRAINS. (hear it by selecting “Duchess in Defiance” from exhibition page). It was played on Children’s Favourites on Saturday mornings during my childhood in the 1960s. What I heard was Reginald mimicking what I would describe as “a living railway”, I later went to see these living things at Saltley Engine Sheds in East Birmingham with a school friend whose father was an engine driver.
I noticed how looking at a steam locomotive fully in steam was like a living thing . The 5 elements of the earth captured in a magnificent piece of mechanical engineering. In other words like earth, fire, air and water and space, in a setting of Light, Darkness and Spirit
These elements I have tried to capture in my compositions below.
ALL IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS AND ARE FOR SALE OR SOLD AS INDICATED.
SOME WERE COMMISSIONED PIECES.
PRINTS ARE FOR SALE ON ALL IMAGES. SIZES 16IN X 12IN