Bottomley was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1948. He studied
art and craft at Oldham School of Art, leaving in 1964 to
work in Manchester as a commercial artist.
In 1974 he moved to Dorset, continuing as a freelance artist/illustrator which enabled him to devote more time to oil painting. Two years later he took up fine art full time.
Eric's subjects are mostly of a nostalgic nature, depicting the age of steam railways; vintage transport; the Victorian and Edwardian era.
He became a member of the Guild of Railway Artists in 1979.
Eric now lives and works in Dawlish Devon.
Many of Eric's works are available as fine art prints and can be purchased here in our Print Shop