“I was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the fifties, where steam, smoke and coal were an everyday event.

“I was always drawing and painting something throughout my childhood, an interest I inherited from my mum, who attended Wakefield Art College when she was young.

“I took art at school, such as it was, but a desire to follow in my mother’s footsteps wasn’t realised. Upon leaving school I went into full-time employment in a financial environment.

“Over the years I have continued to paint and draw in my spare time, studying techniques from books and developing my own style without further formal instruction. I have always been inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, with their realism and detail.

“Lately I’ve taken to painting railway subjects, much encouraged by my railway-modelling husband. I make much use of the internet and my husband’s beloved railway reference books, which provide me with the level of detail I love to paint.

“There is a beauty in these old beasts that I hope to show in my paintings.”


– Christine Pulham