Paul Freestone GRA

Castle at Kingswear

Although encouraged to pursue art as a youngster, Paul was diverted into a career in science, education and latterly, its management. Following this phase, he took the opportunity to develop his art from a leisure pursuit onto a professional footing, eventually joining the Guild of Railway Artists, becoming a full member in 2015.
Through botanic illustration, his work pays particular attention to detail while interests range across landscape, natural history, and transport history, including classic vehicles and particularly the age of steam.
He lives in Chudleigh, Devon, not so far from Brunel’s GWR line next to the sea and over the Devon banks, beside Dartmoor.
His work is exhibited locally, Guild exhibitions and his commissions have found homes across the world.


B1 at Hatfield

Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 with a down express service to Cambridge in the late 1950s.

Brunel - Legacy on the Exe

Ex Great Western Railway 'Castle' class loco passes Starcross with a London bound train in 1961. In the background can be seen the Starcross pumping station used for Brunel's 1847 experimental atmospheric railway.

A Castle at Kingswear

The Torbay Express leaves Kingswear station in 1961 behind an ex GWR Castle class locomotive.

Graft, Smoke & Grime

A scene on the mainline in South Wales. A local passenger service headed by a Great Western Railway 'Manor' class, passes a coal train from the 'Valleys'.

Spirited Departure from Newton Abbot

Two Great Western Railway 'Hall' class engines prepare for the assault on Dainton and Rattery banks.

Winter on the Devon Banks

A Great Western 'Manor' class loco pilots a 'Castle' class.