We had a surprise visit from Alan Gunston, railway artist, who lives close to the Settle-Carlisle line in Cumbria. We were bowled over by what he had brought to show us: a new railway poster featuring Ribblehead viaduct (or “Culverdale” viaduct, if you’re a Jericho fan!).
Alan’s beautiful painting is inspired by the much-loved railway posters of the 20th century. Like us, he was surprised to discover that very few, if any, of the original posters feature the world famous Settle Carlisle Railway. He decided to put this right by creating his own, and has achieved this in fine style. The image depicts a young family enjoying a picnic at Ribblehead viaduct and waving at a passing steam train.
The original painting medium is gouache and the work took three months to complete.
Complimenting the poster, Alan has also produced greetings cards, which are suitable for any occasion.