Guy Maishman - A Brief Artist History
I was born in 1957 in Nottingham, and since early childhood have been fascinated by steam railway locomotives and trains:
Learned to read by reading "Thomas the Tank Engine" books.
My first drawings and paintings were of steam railway scenes.
I was given clockwork tin-plate toy trains as a child that my uncles used to play with from the 1930s.
Had a OO gauge model railway in my youth.
Attended art classes until the age of 13 at Mundella Grammar School in Nottingham.
Drew and painted well during art class and continuing to paint steam locomotives whenever possible.
In 1970, at age 13, I chose to study the sciences to give myself a better chance of earning a good living.
Gained my BA degree in Economics from Portsmouth University in England.
Moved to the United States in 1978 to live and work in New Jersey with my family.
In 1981, I moved to Atlanta Georgia to get my MBA from Emory University, and have lived in Atlanta ever since.
In 1985 I took an "Introduction in Painting Methods Class" at the Atlanta School of Art - I was reminded that I could paint.
Over the decades I have bought many books and subscribe to several steam railway magazines. I continue to study old pictures of British steam trains and books featuring paintings by past and present railway artists. I admire their work so much that:
In 1989, I started painting my own images of Britain's steam railways.
I always wanted to make my paintings compare well with the railway artists that I most admire.
As the number of my paintings has grown, my family and many friends have admired them and urged me to share my work.
I am a self-taught artist and it takes me over a year to complete each painting:
My work is painstaking and precise.
I make every effort to get the details right.
I have set most of my original paintings in the 1920s and 30's.
I want my paintings to "look" right and appear as three dimensional as possible.
I hope that my paintings and digital images please you.