Midland Red C1 coach. by Mike Jeffries

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Midland Red was unique in that they built their own vehicles rather than buying them in from the large manufacturers and as a result always seemed to be one step ahead. The full fronted style on their C1 coach was well ahead of their rivals in 1948 when introduced but had echoes of Art Deco from a previous decade but they put in nearly twenty years front-line service and luckily one is in preservation.

Seen here sometime in the mid-fifties leaving Cheltenham coach station which was a staging post for coaches from all over the country and where at 2pm most days a veritable fleet of coaches would depart to all points of the compass!

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £1500.

Please ring 07884462140 or e-mail mike@transportartist.co.uk for details.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Nicely portrayed Mike. – Ted

  • Cheers Ted, there was such diversity in those days.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Fantastic piece Mike! Your artistic skill is second to none!

  • Cheers Ken, you flatter me!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

    Your work is great! The realism you achieve is absolutely stunning.

  • Thank you Blended.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Kostas Koutsoukanidis
    Kostas Koutsou...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic piece. I love the colors very much and all those small details and figures.

  • Thanks Kostas, I did this about 25 years ago and think I might paint a newer version sometime.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    Sep 4th 2010

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago

    Excellent as usual Mike

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrnealmost 3 years ago

    Mike, you are magical. Your images are time tunnels sucking me right into not just a place but a mood. And… and… they are multi sensual… I can hear this thing…. feel the air…. and both smell and taste the thick humid… gassy… summer air. And your palette… it is … well… magical. Hmmm…. is there an echo in here? :-)

  • Many thanks Ted, that is one of the most poetic comments I’ve ever had, you use a camera and words to the same great effect.

    – Mike Jeffries

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