Readers with long memories will remember me writing about my friend Jim, who sadly passed away in 2010. Jim was a huge fan of the railways, especially the tiny networks that used to run in the Caribbean. One of his many hobbies was painting. He produced dozens of huge canvases depicting railway scenes, sometimes among the exotic Barbadian landscapes of his studies, sometimes in the grey Lancashire of his childhood.
His partner Norman retained his artworks after his death, and occasionally puts them on show at specialist events. They're currently on show at the transport-themed Trains, Trams and No Automobiles show in Altrincham's Art with a Heart gallery.
It's only a limited show, opening last weekend and open for a couple more, but it's definitely worth visiting if you're in the area. There are events planned for the 22nd of September in Altrincham, to celebrate Car Free Day, but there's plenty of time to visit it on the other days. The gallery has plenty of other shows on throughout the year if you have interests that don't have wheels, so be sure to check out their website.
See you there!
Art With A Heart Gallery, Normans Place, Altrincham, WA14 2AB