I’m Steve Wyse, railway artist, originally from North London I now live in Ramsgate on the east Kent coast. I’m a graphic designer by trade who has created a wealth of print and internet material for companies as diverse as Pepsi, Disney and Sky BSB plus designs over 70 DVD and CD covers for artists both great and small.
In the 1970s I worked as a professional musician, and as any working musician will tell you, there’s more ‘hanging around’ than performing. With so much free-time, I needed something to occupy the empty hours. Painting was the perfect answer, and for 8½ years so it continued until the day when everything changed and I needed to find a proper job.
The early 90s and I briefly returned to painting, but it was not until ‘Lockdown’ 2020 that the paints and brushes would once again see the light of day.
Nearly all the railway paintings shown on my website are from 2020 – 2023, and there’s more on the way…
RECENT RAILWAY ART
20th Century Limited
New York Central Railroad J3A class, 4-6-4 ‘Dreyfuss Hudson’ is seen departing LaSalle Street Station, Chicago, Illinois with the Chicago to New York Grand Central ’20th Century Limited’ in the late 1930s.
Fine art prints of this painting are available here >>
The Night Ferry
The Night Ferry London to Paris boat train prepares to depart Victoria station in January 1948. The Night Ferry was an international boat train from London Victoria to Paris Gare du Nord that crossed the English Channel via a train ferry. It ran from 1936 until 1980.
Ex London & North Eastern Railway, No.60103 Flying Scotsman, heads north out of London with The Norseman boat train to Newcastle (Tyne Commission Quay) in 1955.
The train is seen climbing Holloway bank.