My exhibition displays a selecting on my paintings depicting the local Oxfordshire countryside and townscapes. The style is inspired by early railway posters using gouache and Gill Sans typeface to make them as close to the original designs as possible but with a modern twist.
After I retired I needed a hobby and I returned to art, a subject I enjoyed when at school, but sadly had not been involved in since then. I took lessons and attended workshops where I focussed on traditional watercolours. I've always been interested in railways, and after a visit to the London Underground Museum where I saw an exhibition of pre-war posters I was suddently inspired.
Since then I've completed many artworks in the style of those early posters, painted in gouache as were the original and mostly with a title strip in the Gill Sans font which was a popoularr choice of lettering at the time.
Drawing is my favourite aspect of art and these paintings enable me to create detailed realistic images in bold colours which give me enormous satisfaction.