|TRANSPORT ART by PAUL ATCHINSON - ABOUT ME|
COMMISSIONING A PAINTING
I come from Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, birthplace of D H Lawrence, and the Midland Railway. When I first took up my brushes I painted a wide variety of subjects, but in 1996 I began painting full time and made the decision to specialise in transport themes. Now, after trying many different media I paint mainly in acrylic, gouache or alkyd oils.
I have had paintings exhibited at several exhibitons including - The British Society of Painters at Ilkley (where I have been a prize winner twice); the Derby City open exhibition; the Patchings Award exhibition; the Pierrepont Gallery and the Bexhill 100 Festival. From 1996 until 2011 I was the artist-in-residence for the Crich Tramway Village, and for a number of years I was an elected member of the Guild of Motoring Artists.
The subjects I have been commissioned to paint include cars; lorries; steam locomotives; motor cycles; trams, even a submarine! and previous clients include, Metroline; Felix Bus Services; Potteries Motor Traction; Skills' Motor Coaches; Conwy Borough Council; East Lancashire Coachbuilders; several independent bus and coach operators, and many private individuals, who own, admire or fondly remember Britain's wonderful transport heritage.
I publish many of my paintings as prints and my work has featured on greetings cards, postcards and calendars. Each of my limited edition prints carries an embossed stamp of authenticity, and is individually signed and numbered by me, and the number of copies is strictly limited. I have around 100 different prints, of buses, trams, railways, cars, lorries, motorbikes and aircraft, together with other transport collectables featuring my images, all available to buy.