Geoffrey Knight

Geoffrey was born in Bradford West Yorkshire in 1948. He began drawing at very early age, mainly in his father’s best textbooks. He attended the Bradford Regional College of Art, between 1964 and 1969, where he studied both lithography and landscape painting in oils. After leaving college, for a working life in printing, he taught himself the disciplined technique of watercolour painting.
A life-long love of steam locomotives (and some diesels,) seems to have dominated his time both full size, and in model form. During a rush of blood to the head, he joined with a small group of chaps and together they saved for preservation amongst other engines a pair of pacifics, A4 Bittern and A2 Blue Peter. In 1970 they were moved from York shed where they had been housed, because someone wanted to turn it into a railway museum, to Leeds Neville Hill depot, which found him spending all available time keeping both engines ready for the day, which finally came in 1971, when B.R. lifted their steam ban. He was then to find out what life was like on the main line, this time from the footplate. He now finds later in life a desire to translate some of his memories of railway experiences onto canvas hopefully for all to enjoy.
In 2003, Geoffrey was elected a full member of the British Watercolour Society and in 2004 was elected a Fellow of the International Guild of Artists. Election as an Associate Member of the Guild of Railway Artists came in 2007.
Geoffrey currently resides in Queensbury, West Yorkshire.

Portrait of a Flyer

The world's fastest steam locomotive, Gresley A4 'Mallard' leaving Kings Cross station in the early days of British Railways.

Alberta at Holbeck

Stanier Jubilee Class 45562 'Alberta' in Holbeck engine shed just prior to withdrawal in 1967.