A recent show of paintings at the Buckinghamshire Railways Centre got me trawling the internet (it doesn’t take much to get me trawling!) in search of paintings related to the canals, or more precisely ‘Boats & Trains’. My virtual gallery (it’s a cheap way of collecting/appreciating art!) is growing rapidly…

In the main I’ve found myself drawn to amateur or hobby painters, people who obviously love their subject, and delight in capturing it on canvas. The skills on show may vary but their passion does not. A modern kind of folk art perhaps?

I hope you enjoy this first set

Artist unknown
Canal, bridge, boat – artist unknown
Regents Canal nr. Noel Road by David Higginbottom
Canal Boats by David Higginbottom
Grand Union Canal, Brentford Lock by Osmund Caine
‘Hythe Canal, Kent’ artist unknown

 

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