Victoria West ~ Art Gallery ~ Railway

Victoria West is a contemporary British artist who is renowned for her paintings of railway and wildlife subjects.
Her paintings and sketches celebrate the light and colour in views of the English landscape, and subjects from historic railway scenes to images of the natural world.
Click on the thumbnail views below to see larger images. Some paintings are available to buy, some have already been sold.

Notes

Night Owls
Great Western Railway 2-8-0 goods loco hauling a night freight train.

Ribblehead Viaduct
A preserved Gresley A4 steam engine with a train heading over the famous Ribblehead viaduct. Ribblehead viaduct is on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire, and is the most impressive structure on the Settle to Carlisle Railway.

Boiler Testing
Outside the Severn Valley Railway's engine shed at Bridgenorth.

J21 at Kirkby Stephen
1930's view of a J21 0-6-0 freight engine outside Kirkby Stephen East locomotive shed. Kirkby Stephen East was a key junction for routes westwards to Penrith and Tebay, and eastwards via Stainmore Summit and Barnard Castle to Darlington.

Garratt on the Lickey Incline
Beyer-Garratt BR No.47975 takes a loaded coal train up the Lickey Incline in the mid 1950s.

03 class Diesel Shunter
British Railway's most successful 0-6-0 diesel shunter is seen outside the National Railway Museum.

Brixham Traction Engine
Chas. Bedford, Brixham traction engine is seen in an imaginary setting.

44123 Awaits Restoration
Graphite sketch of ex LMS goods engine 0-6-0 No.44123 awaiting restoration outside Bitton station.

BR Standard Injector
Graphite sketch of a British Railways steam locomotive's injector mechanism.

Window on the Glen
Glenfinnan viaduct on the Fort William to Mallaig Railway made famous in the Harry Potter films.

Window on the Glen (sketch)
Pencil sketch of the same.