Oil, steam, steel and water


That familiar Fellows, Moreton & Clayton logo. A lovely image scanned from a card by Christopher Holloway

Anyone following me on social media, or on my 365daysofbiking Journal this week will know that I’m very, very busy at work at the moment, so the blog is having to take a back seat for a couple of days. However, I thought I’d share this treat with readers, and give the artist a bit of a plug.

When I attended the Craft Market at Chasewater last Sunday I popped into the innovation centre at Chasewater to see the latest exhibition there – and found the most remarkable paintings on display by local artist Christopher Holloway.

Christopher mainly paints in oils, and he loves railways, canals and transport (although there are some other subjects amongst the works on display). What is stunning is how many locations painted are familiar – I was particularly taken with the image of the Snow Hill Tunnel in Birmingham which I cycle through regularly, but many other local views are lovingly and beautifully depicted.

All paintings are for sale – either as original works, cheaper limited edition prints or many are reproduced as greetings cards for a pocket-pleasing £1 each.

I don’t think the exhibition has long to run, and I think it ends on the 18th July 2014, but info is scarce, so why not call the Innovation Centre at Chasewater on 01543 370607 for details before setting out?

This is a wonderful, free exhibition and I implore readers to go take a look. Christopher doesn’t appear to have an online presence, so if he’s reading this or anyone can snag his attention to it, I’d be grateful.

You can contact the artist at:

Christopher Holloway
Original Oil Paintings
07814 152161
ruthandchrisholloway at blueyonder dot co.uk

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I love this dramatic locomotive, and the house lights. A lovely image scanned from a card by Christopher Holloway


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I recognised this spot under snow Hill in Birmingham – I’ve cycled it many, many times. A lovely image scanned from a card by Christopher Holloway


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4 Responses to Oil, steam, steel and water

  1. A really talented artist.

  2. Really enjoyed this, Bob – thanks. What powerful artwork.

  3. Clive says:

    Theres some fantastic painting on display, well worth seeing.

  4. ian carr says:

    I found tis by acident yesterday just on a visit,stunning work.

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