Monday 9 April 2018

Scotland By Rail - Dalry Ayrshire - station paintings now in situ

My paintings for Dalry station in Ayrshire are in situ at last. Three 4x4ft panels on either side of the station bridge. The work is titled The Nature of Dalry.

On 23rd March 2018 Dalry Station Garden Group held an opening event attended by Dalry residents, councillor, MP and MSP and by ScotRail representatives and station adoption volunteers from around Scotland. Afterwards we moved to The Auld Hoose on Dalry Main Street for refreshment and chat accompanied by live folk music from James Dippie and John Hodgart (see them hare).

- Project proposed and made possible by Dalry Station Garden Group (DSGG), thank you Anne, Bob, Fiona and Phyllis for everything.

- Funded by the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland.

- Additional materials sponsorship from Edinburgh Art Shop, many thanks.

- And a special very big thank you to John Yellowlees, ScotRail Honorary Rail Ambassador, who enabled me to get me started on my railway work more than ten years ago when I approached ScotRail at the time of a 150th Anniversary at Elgin on the Aberdeen - Inverness line. John has encouraged and supported me ever since, knows more than it seems possible to know about everything and everyone railway, attends my exhibitions (buys paintings?!), provided a foreword for my book Landscapes & Birds of Scotland, an Artist's View (Northern Arts, 2013. Let me know if you wish to order a copy - £20, signed) and more. Thank you John.

Here are photos of the painting unveiling. I'll show zoomed-in details in the next post.

The Nature of Dalry, west platform. What can you spot?

The Nature of Dalry, east platform. What (/who) else can you spot?

west platform daffodils. (spot the paintings)

Now for real, spot the paintings. How small they look from far away!

speech with scarf. photo thanks to DSGG

no-one asleep yet, and John is smiling. photo thanks to DSGG


Previous Dalry blog posts

Paintings complete (not yet in situ)

Lynn Glen walk

Hare unveiling & River Garnock walk 

Blair Estate walk 

Nearby - RSPB Lochwinnoch 

travelling to Dalry for artwork unveiling - crossing the Forth, 7.40am, 23rd March 2018, pen in sketchbook


How to get there

Trains to Dalry take half an hour from Glasgow Central. Mon-Sat there are 3 per hour from Glasgow - 2 going to Ayr, the other to Ardrossan Harbour. Hourly on Sundays.

See 'Ayrshire, Inverclyde & Stranraer Timetable' and 'Buy Tickets' on ScotRail website.

Many thanks always to ScotRail for enabling my Scotland by Rail work.

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