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Born in 1952 in the metropolitan borough of Whitechapel in the east end of London. I grew up to my late teens living in Stepney and canning town I obtained a passion for steam trains having seen the demise of steam trains in the late 60's early 70's. always remembering the steam Golden Arrow as it steamed by the farm were I stayed with my dear Nan & granddad. whom used to take me hop picking with them in the late 1950's and early 1960's. wow what a great time I had down on the hop farms around Goudhurst and Paddock Wood in Kent. watching trains go by. raiding the orchard now and then with the other children whose mums and dads were in the hop fields.
life was so uncomplicated then…...I sometimes wish I could turn the clock back.
moving on. my family moved to Canning Town in the east end of London.
I stayed till I left London in the early 1970's and moved to Thetford, Norfolk. England.
I tend to specialize in transportation subjects mainly railroad locomotives and heavy road vehicles.
my principle interests are heavy Electric Locomotives. Articulated Locomotives and American Interurban Locomotives.
these days I tend to drawing and paint the more complicated types of locomotives and road vehicles still using graphite pencil and paintings usually are executed in acrylic and cell paint media using a combination of brush and airbrush. I am currently working on a series of drawing of large electric locomotives used by the Milwaukee road railroad in the pacific northwest of America when these are finished the next locomotives are a series of Garratt's from around the world.
please visit my website at WWW.CHRISASHMORE.CO.UK to view past artworks that I have created....chris

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