Canada's Favorite Artist William G. Hobbs
OCTOBER 2020 -- SEE NEW ARTICLE BELOW 
Hobbs Most Recent Press -- Please consider purchasing this issue to add to your Hobbs art collection.  The magazine ships to Canada or perhaps you would enjoy a subscription to enjoy year round railway stories!  The feel of a magazine with such high quality paper and beautiful  pictures is so much more meaningful than the internet version.  You will enjoy a bedtime story with no annoying internet distractions and no power supply or bright lights to keep you awake.  Or if you prefer the internet version that is available too.  Sometime travel is fun, but there is no plane that transports you back in time like a great story.  Sounds like the perfect end to a day to relax and kick your feet up!

     Morden, Manitoba

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     William Hobbs is Canada's most famous train artist.  The demand for his paintings was so great, Hobbs was painting nearly every waking moment.  It took months to create one single painting.  Hobbs studied art in England, Canada, and the U.S. for many years.  Each painting was carefully planned and researched with extreme enthusiasm.  He painted in layers of paint like the old masters. You won't mistake his snow for cotton candy.  It takes a long time to paint snow.  Hobbs was obsessed with painting snow and did much of it with a brush with one hair taking the canvas outside and into many different lights to try to get right.   You have to see snow for years to understand it.   Some paintings even have a little gravel from the real location on the canvas and in the right light, you'll be taken back in time to the wonderful era of trains.  He always hoped you'd enjoy this website with a cup of coffee and time to relax and enjoy the journey into his art where you catch a train and go into the station. 

Hobbs Most Recent Press -- Please consider purchasing this issue to add to your Hobbs art collection.  The magazine ships to Canada or perhaps you would enjoy a subscription
http://railfan.com/this-month/

It is an honour to be selected to illustrate such an interesting article. 


 

Crystal City

Painted 2011 

    

  All Aboard! The train is about to depart.


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