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On the sea wall at Dawlish by Mike Jeffries

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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WHETHER BRITISH OR AMERICAN, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk

On the old Great Western route to Plymouth and beyond the line from Exeter hugs the Exe estuary and then the coast from Starcross to Teignmouth where it starts inland again along the riverbank of the Teign to Newton Abbott. It is a stunning piece of railway line with red cliffs on one side and the sea on the other and because the servere curvature imposes a speed limit of about 40mph in places it gives the passenger enough time to admire the scenery.

Here an ex-GWR Hall 4.6.0 “Dumbleton Hall” threads its way along the sea wall at Dawlish with a Exeter-Plymouth train on a perfect summer’s day in the 1950s while the strollers take no notice, it being such an everyday sight. Nowadays when the ocassional steam special uses this line hundreds of people will crowd this spot to re-live those days, even if it’s raining!

An oil painting like this on board or canvas 20″×30″ of your favourite railway subject, British, American or even French, would cost about £2500.

E-mail me on mike@transportartist.co.uk or ring 07884462140.

NOW AVAILABLE IN 2011 CALENDAR!

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  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaabout 5 years ago

    really wonderful!!

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Excellent work Mike.
    The engine you have here is at the South Devon Railway.

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Mike. – Ted

  • kayork
    kayorkabout 5 years ago

    Love this painting, Mike! Just lovely! :)

  • Paul Woloschuk
    Paul Woloschukabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.
    My daughter’s just finished a college course at Truro (and will start another at Plymouth shortly) – whenever she travelled back by train, she always says this is the best part of her journey.

  • Thank you, Paul, my daughter went to Plymouth to do Fashion for a couple of years and thence to Brighton for a year or so but she rarely caught the train, it was Dad’s Taxis mainly.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 4 years ago

    Your work is magnificent Mike and unbelievable evocative, not only because of a Golden Age, but of the memories you incur. Although i was not around during this time, I spent many shining hours at Dawlish on the beach and wondering what kind of exciting journeys were travelled on this railway line. I think I have some photographs somewhere, I will try and find them of the line and the red cliffs :-)

  • Many thanks Constance, I’ve recently completed a commission for “King Edward II” at about the same location, it really is such a beautiful spot.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Martin Carr
    Martin Carrover 3 years ago

    Graet painting. The subject matter evokes the 50’s and 60’s to me – and your style also makes me think of the illustrations in magazines such as “Look and Learn” – also of the period.
    This looks a lot like a train running on a private, enthusiasts line where I live (I just posted a photo of it). They call themselves GWR (Gloucestershire, Warwickshire Railway). If you don’t already know them – you may be interested. I remember the atmosphere around steam locos – a different age and a different pace of life :).

  • Thank you Martin, this is of course a GWR locomotive but I haven’t heard of the other GWR but I’ll google them and take a look.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago

    superb work!

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneabout 3 years ago

    Really nice work Mike.

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful artwork, MIke – with a great atmosphere !!

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