I am always happy to consider commissioned work and particularly enjoy the challenge of recreating a picture of the past. Producing an image that portrays locomotives, rolling stock and places that no longer exist requires extensive research and I have built up a considerable library of books and other resources over the last 40 years. Each commissioned piece is meticulously researched and during this phase I like to liase closely with my clients.
The above image is a commisiioned work which includes my client's Father on the footplate of the locomotive.
This illustration, entitlte "Future uncertain" was created for Martin Dean who was one of the Co-authours of the Basingstoke and Alton light Railyway.
This is my most recent commission from a old established local motorcycle dealer depicting his premises and bikes spanning the period of the three generations of the Difazio family who have run the business over a period of 94 years. The man in miltary uniform is T.E.Lawrence better known as Lawrence of Arabia who used to come up to Frome to collect spare parts for his Brough Superior in the 1930's.
The replica of the Great Western Railway's 47XX 2-8-0 Tender Locomotive No.4709 stands ready for the road outside a typical GWR Engine Shed. Limited edition prints and cards are available from the 4709 project at www.4709.org.uk.
The replica of the Great Western Railway's 47XX 2-8-0 Tender Locomotive Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway "A" Class 0-6-0 Tender Engine No 52452 stands in light steam outside Sowerby Bridge Engine Shed. Behind can be seen Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 2-4-2 Radial Tank No 50818. This is a scene from 1950.
GWR “Queen” Class 2-2-2 Tender Locomotive No. 118 “Prince Christian” and GWR “Metro” Class 2-4-0 Tank Locomotive No. 617 are seen at the West end of Bristol Temple meads Station circa 1900.
L&NWR, Webb “Teutonic” Class Compound 2-4-0 Tender Locomotive No.1302 “Oceanic” poses on a turntable.
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