Other Artworks

Faversham Creek (oil on canvas)

Faversham Creek

Linking the town and Port of Faversham with the sea

Oil on canvas, 51x41 cm, £175 including frame

 

The historic port of Faversham exists because of Faversham Creek, a tidal watercourse which links the town to The Swale and the Thames, to the North Sea and the English Channel, and beyond. By the 13th century, Faversham was a thriving port of regional significance and incorporated into the Cinque Ports as a 'limb' of Dover. As the town prospered over the following centuries, local industries developed including brewing, boat building, brick production and explosives manufacturing. Trade brought wealth with cargo barges carrying wool, coal, bricks, gunpowder, agricultural produce to London and oysters to Europe. With the advent of rail and later improved road transport, commercial trading diminished and finally ceased in the late 1980s.

Beaters

Watercolour, 35x25 cm, £125 including frame

(In the style of David Howell)

 

Early morning rise for beaters and dogs assembling for a country meet somewhere in Kent. I have painted this ‘in the style of’ David Howell who is a contemporary living artist. I particularly like the colours and compositions of his paintings. I have tried to capture his atmospheric style in this painting. However, for me, the foremost artist by far is David Shepherd. His iconic paintings of African wildlife and steam trains are simply bewitching and magical. Sadly, he since passed away.

Early morning beaters in Kent
Steam train 51207

51207

Ink & watercolour, 25x17.5 cm, £60 including frame

(After Peter Annable)

 

51207 started life as Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway No. 504. She was built at Horwich in December 1893 by the L&YR. These types of saddle tank locomotive were used mainly for shunting and industrial duties.

Jubilee 1897

Ink & watercolour, 25x17.5 cm, £60 including frame

 

Jubilee 1897 is a quarry engine built by Manning Wardle of Leeds in 1897. She worked at Penrhyn slate quarries in North Wales for many years. The preserved locomotive is now at the Museum on the Talyllyn Railway in West Wales.

Steam train Jubilee 1897 at Penrhyn Quarries
Steam train Kettering Furnaces No 6

Kettering Furnaces NO 6

Ink & watercolour, 25x17.5 cm, £60 including frame

 

The Kettering Ironstone Railway was an industrial 3 ft narrow gauge railway that served the ironstone quarries around Kettering. Kettering Furnaces No 6 was built in 1889 by Manning Wardle.

Cockspur

Acrylic on canvas, 30x40 cm, £95 unframed

 

0-4-0 saddle tank steaming up from the Storefield Ironstone Quarries in Northamptonshire in 1962 with a full load of ironstone for processing. She was built in 1912 by Peckett & Sons No.1289.

Steam train Cockspur at Storefield quarries
Steam train No 19 at Storefield Quarries

No 19

Acrylic on canvas, 30x40 cm, £95 unframed [Sold]

 

0-4-0 saddle tank steaming up from the Storefield Ironstone Quarries in Northamptonshire in the snowy winter of 1962 with a full load of ironstone for processing. No 19 was built in 1940 by Andrew Barclay No 2101.

Although the website is about the maritime heritage of Faversham and the 'Boats, Barges & Coastal Craft of Faversham', Derek also has an interest in industrial railways. Here are some examples of other artworks and landscapes which he occasionally paints.

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