Picture of the Year 2016

Night Scot at Tamworth by artist John Austin
'Night Scot at Tamworth' by John Austin FGRA, with 132 votes, won the Lawrence Hammond Picture of the Year Award for 2016.
Votes were submitted by members of the public who visited our Summer Exhibition at the Kidderminster Railway Museum.
Another of John's paintings 'Night Departure From Bewdley' came second (129 votes), with James Green's 'Duchess - City of Leeds' (111 votes) coming third - this painting also won the George Busby Award for best watercolour.

Frank's Special Train

Frank Hodges CEO Guild of Railway Artists
To mark the retirement of the Guild's CEO and founding member, a special Severn Valley Railway train, complete with 'Frank Hodges GRA' headboard, ran on 9th April.
Special guests included Sir William and Lady Judith McAlpine (Bill and Judy).
The look on Frank's face when he saw the headboard affixed to Erlestoke Manor's smokebox door was something none who was there that day is likely to forget.

New Members

Longwarry Railway Station, Australia
The Guild welcomes three new members whose artwork impressed the selection committee with not only their technical and artistic ability, but also originality.
From Wynard, Tasmania we have Rick Anderson, from Stourport-on-Severn: Neil Ferris and from Breaston: Dave Hodson.
We look forward to showcasing their work here on The Guild of Railway Artists' website.

Rail Art 2017 - At Kidderminster Railway Museum
the Severn Valley Railway

Railway Art Exhibition

The Guild's next annual art exhibition opens 26th August 2017 and runs until October 1st.
It will be held at the Railway Museum, Severn Valley Railway Station, Kidderminster.

Below are some paintings from 2016's exhibition

Painting by Malcolm Root Painting by Philip Hawkins Painting by Philip Hawkins New York Subway Painting by John Austin Painting by John Austin Royal Albert Bridge by Brunel Bewdley Railway Station Painting by Eric Bottomley GRA Painting by Eric Bottomley GRA Celestial Steam Royal Scot at Bushey 1960's Mini Car and Mini Skirt Port Penrhyn
Aberglaslyn Pass

Aberglaslyn Pass by John Austin FGRA

The dramatic landscape of The Welsh Highland Railway is captured in this evocative fine art print by John Austin FGRA.

Railway painting by Philip D Hawkins FGRA

Cock O' The North by Philip D Hawkins

Now available as a fine art print.
Sir Nigel Gresley's magnificent P2 class 2-8-2 No.2001 'Cock O' The North' passing Wood Green on the LNER main line in 1934.

Railway print by Eric Bottomley GRA

Hotwells Road by Eric Bottomley GRA

Fine art print.
Hotwells Road, Bristol in 1959.
A GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank loco heads a mixed freight train along the quayside.

Railway painting by artist John Harrison GRA

Autumn of Steam by John Harrison GRA

Fine art print.
An ex-LMS Royal Scot at Winwick Junction in the Autumn of 1962.

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