has firm views on art and railways. Born in the Heart of
England, he believes the craftmanship of traditional art
around the turn of the century has never been surpassed.
He sees railways as a romantic extension, in a unique period
of history that, through its social and commercial need
was, in concept, altuistic.
The steam engine; fire, water and air was such a demonstration
of elemental control, enabling it to blend with nature and
humanity on a spiritual and heroic scale.
Having no formal art training, Gerald developed from "steam,
trucks and rock 'n' roll to become a professional artist
in 1968; his aim to simply present an illustration of a
scene before colour film.
Gerald specialises in the field of early railway history
and pre-grouping particularly the LMS and GWR groups. He
is always willing to discuss commissions.
Original works can be purchased at County Galleries, Railway
Street, Altrincham. Fine art prints and greetings cards
are also available, published and distributed through Rosensteil's,
As well as the railway, Gerald also specialises in English
history and heritage, having specialist knowledge in period
farming, world war II aircraft, early English and medieval
His landscapes cover such areas as the Cotswolds, Yorkshire
Dales and Pennines, Shropshire and the border counties and
the Midlands in general.