This is Surrey Chambers, on the corner of St Geoprges Terrace and Howard Street. Another one of Perth’s beautiful lost buildings, though I think this one was significantly damaged in the Meckering earthquake. My second Perth Heritage painting, this time in (digital) pencil and wash. Based on a photograph that showed the building not long after completion.
I call this one “Through the Wall”. A Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 makes its way through the purpose made arch in the medieval town walls of Conway (nowadays called Conwy) in the early 1960s. To me, scenes like this capture the spirit of the dying days of the working national steam railway. Through the Wall 0 1 0 Published: April 28th 2021
My latest railway locomotive painting, Stepney of the “Terrier” class of 0-6-0 tank engines, which were particularly diminutive and originally built in the 1870s by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The class had long lives with members sold off to private owners, light railway such as those of Colonel Stephens and (unusually) other main line companies. Examples were still in service with the nationalised British Railways in the 1950s. Some including Stepney herself survived preservation to the present day. A sister “Waddon”can even be founding aCanadian museum. The painting, completed digitally in ‘Procreate’ shows Stepney in her early days, though little modified over time much of her charm and character can be seen even today.
I’ve been experimenting with repeating patterns again. This one tries to combine an Australian theme with the style of William Morris. I think this tis getting closer to a Morris like style than earlier attempts…
The Triang/Triang-Hornby/Hornby “Switcher” was one of the generic overseas models included in their OO gauge model range. At various times it appeared in Australian liveries, Canadian liveries and generic overseas ones, including the eponymous Triang Railways. I like to portray these fictitious models as if they were real world rolling stock. This project isa broad selection of the different switcher models produced over the years given a real-world look.