HALF PRICE OFFER Subscribe to Yorkshire Life today CLICK HERE

The Gallery - The Guild of Railway Artists

00:00 03 October 2013

6 Railway artist David Noble from Rotherham, South Yorkshire

6 Railway artist David Noble from Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Archant

This month we feature the work of David Noble from Rotherham and fellow members of the Guild of Railway Artists

David Noble always knew he could draw and paint and has done so all his life. The inspiration for his railway work is taken from childhood days spending time with his father who was an engine driver. But it’s not the technical detail that enthrals him as with many railway enthusiasts but the people who worked on ‘the monsters’.

‘I like to create scenes rather than paintings of trains. It’s the atmosphere surrounding trains, the smell, the smoke and the steam and the people who work with them that interest me, the railway community. My painting of the Spotters – that’s me, I was a schoolboy spotting trains. There was something satisfying about underlining the name of a train once you had seen it. There is something settling, very reassuring and nostalgic about trains. They always led to a holiday at the seaside. They were exciting, these dangerous monsters thundering into the station. And I love the names – the Osprey and Falcon, beautiful names.’

David belongs to the Guild of Railway Artists, an art association that started about 30 years ago and still going strong with a membership of around 150. Leading members such as David Shepherd, John Austin, Philip Hawkins and Malcolm Root are professional artists. The guild is supported by a number of patrons among them Dr Paul Atterbury, best known for his time on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Annual exhibitions of members’ work are held throughout the UK with the latest at the National Railway Museum, Shildon until October 6th.

Membership is open to artists who can produce work in any chosen medium that has railway theme and is to an acceptable standard. More information can be found on the guild’s website railart.co.uk

0 comments

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Out & About

Tue, 01:00
Robin Hood's Bay

Terry Fletcher likes to be beside the seaside on this walk which takes in spectacular views and fascinating history

Read more
Whitby Coastal Yorkshire
Tue, 00:00
Holly Woodhead rides Dhi Lupison winners of the  CCI*** Under 25 last year Photo Kit Houghton

Exciting new class to be trialled at Bramham this year

Read more
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
St George's Square with statue of Huddersfield-born former prime minister Harold Wilson
 Image created by Nick Oliver. He can be contacted via his website smilecreative.co.uk

Richard Darn takes a trip to the West Yorkshire town full of history and culture

Read more
Huddersfield
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Julia Bradbury at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Julia Bradbury walks the walk (and talks the talk) at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

Read more
Sheffield
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Puffins Photo Amy Lewis

Puffins return to Yorkshire in late March and begin to depart during July, with peak viewing in May and June.

Read more
Coastal Yorkshire Yorkshire Wildlife
Monday, May 2, 2016
Grow to School

Children pull on their wellington boots and gardening gloves to take on a new outdoor challenge

Read more
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Flower hayfield in Swaledale

We asked the chief executive of one of the most visited national parks to talk about what makes this place so special.

Read more
Yorkshire Dales
Monday, April 25, 2016
The Great East Window

Celebrations as work on one of the biggest church restoration projects in Europe is unveiled

Read more
York Minster
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Tour de Yorkshire Stage One in  Bridlington last year Photo Simon Wilkinson

Excitement builds as riders and fans get ready to welcome this year’s Tour de Yorkshire

Read more
Friday, April 15, 2016
Saltaire

People who live in this model village are keen to share its uniqueness, says Julie Hemmings. Photographs by Joan Russell

Read more
Saltaire


Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad



Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Yorkshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search