The Zig Zag Railway in the Blue Mountains finally came to the end of the line, closing indefinitely last year due to a lack of skilled workers and funds. Enthusiasts from around the world gathered to board and ride the train one last time, “dismayed at the thought of the Zig Zag closing”, yet ready to enjoy the experience of passing through the stunning scenery by steam one last time.

It was the hi-vis jackets that really helped me bring this piece to life. Illuminating the figures in the foreground against the subtle colours of the locomotive and rusting rolling stock. Old vs new technology and clearly time for a drink!

All Aboard (60 x 25cm) oil on panel