David Halliwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitley Crossing S resized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whitley Crossing” – Oils on canvas board. – Size: 50cm x 41cm.

FIRE in the SKY resized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Fire in the sky” – Oils on canvas board. – Size: 41cm x 31cm.

School Holidays resized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“School Holidays” – Oils on canvas board. – Size: 41cm x 31cm.

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“Holding up the traffic” – Oils on canvas board. – Size: 41cm x 31cm.

Going to Work 6ins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Going to Work” – Oils on canvas board. – Size: 41cm x 31cm.The Grand Union Canal, Leicester in the 1960’s.

TRAINSPOTTERS 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Trainspotters” – Oils on canvas board – Size: 41cm x 31cm – You can’t get this close these days.

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‘Gangers at Weekday Cross’ (above) – Gouache. Size 24ins x 12ins – Gangers are the men who maintained the railway tracks. Their official name was a ‘Permanent Way Gang’. The permanent way being the track, and so you have ‘gangers’.
In those days they carried on working even when the trains went by, no Health & Safety then, just a man with a red or green flag.
Weekday Cross is an ancient and historical part of Nottingham, near the old Lace Market.

 

Local Hero

 

 

“Local Hero” – Watercolour – approx 20cm x 30cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Grand Day Out resized

 

“A Grand Day Out” – Gouache on canvas board. Size 50cm x 40cm.

 

 

 

 

Happy Days 01 resized

 

“Happy Days” – Gouache on canvas board. Size 60cm x 46 cm.

 

 

 

 

 

First Snow 01 resized

 

“First Snow” – Gouache on canvas board. Size 60cm x 46 cm.

 

 

 

 

Silent Sentinels resized

 

 

“Silent Sentinels” – Oils on canvas board – 40cm x 40cm

 

 

 

 

 

Northbound at Wigan

“View from Wigan North Western signalbox on a foggy November day in 1962” – Gouache on canvas board. – approx 60cm x 30cm.

 

 

Remember when...

“Remember When…”..farmers got around in horse and traps, the sun was always shining, country lanes saw no traffic, young children waved at trains? …….. ………………… I remember

 

 

 

Day Trippers

“Day Trippers”-Oils-50cm x 400cm-Reminding us of how even basic comfort on the old trains was more preferable than some of the offerings we have today.

 

 

 

 

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“Rush Hour”-Gouache-50cm x 40cm-The city of Bath in 1961. There’s rain in the air as a train heads for London and some office girls run for the bus.

 

 

 

 

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“Waiting for the bus” – Gouache-50cm x 40cm-There you are, waiting for the bus and this big red engine rushes over the bridge and is gone in the blink of an eye. Such an everyday event no-one took any notice!

 

 

 

Weekday Cross

 

 

“Weekday Cross”-Oils-60cm x 38cm- The location is Weekday Cross in Nottingham as a railway worker heads for home after a late shift.

 

 

 

 

YOUR MOVE

 

“Your Move” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx – I saw this as a photo in a magazine and it made me laugh

 

 

 

 

 

“Winter” –  Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm WINTERapprox  Lots of masking fluid used here

 

 

 

 

 

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“Returning the Empties” Gouache – 32″x24″  In the days when coal was carried by rail, a rake of empty coal wagons returns to the pit head.

 

 

 

Target in Sight

 

“Target in Sight” –  Watercolour Well, every boy wants to draw aeroplanes….

 

 

 

Versailles 02

 

“Versailles” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm Inspired by a visit there some years ago

 

 

 

RED WINE BAR

 

“Red Wine Bar” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Train Now Standing” = Gouache – 32″x24″

 

 

 

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“St Pancras” = Gouache – 24″x18″ Misty background achieved using a can of acrylic car aerosol from Halfords. I don’t mind mixing my media!

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly There

 

“Nearly There” – Gouache – 24″x18″

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Day

 

“Lazy Day” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm

 

 

 

 

 

Stormy Skies

 

“Stormy Skies” – Oils – 30″x24″

 

 

 

 

 

Departure time

 

“Departure” – Gouache – 24″x18″

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SEAS

 

“High Seas” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog with Scarf

 

“Dog with Scarf” = Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

 

CHEZ JEROME

 

“Chez Jerome” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anglesey Abbey

 

“Anglesey Abbey” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

Trams and Cobblestones

 

“Trams and Cobblestones” – Gouache  24″x18″ – Misty background effect achieved using an airbrush

 

 

 

 

A WISP of STEAM

 

 

“A Wisp of Steam” – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Dream

 

“American Dream” – 30cm x 22cm approx

 

 

 

 

KINGS CROSS

 

“Kings Cross” – Gouache – 18″x12″ – The foggy effect in the background was achieved using an airbrush.

 

 

 

After the Storm

 

“After the Storm” – Gouache – 20″x16″ –  A train approaches Water Orton, near Birmingham, in the mid 60’s

 

 

 

AT REST

 

“At Rest” – Watercolour – 30cm x 22cm approx –  Inside the smokey confines of a steam locomotive shed.