Keep an eye out in the newsagents this month! You might recognise this painterly Hampshire Life cover… my ‘St Catherine’s Hill From Hockley Viaduct’ artwork has been splashed across the October edition. When they contacted me about using it; I wasn’t sure if it would work in this cropped portrait format. But I think it looks at home! It certainly appears rather lush and green on the display!
My illustration accompanies a feature on railway stations and their lives after the Beeching cuts. Sadly the Hampshire Life editors missed the typo on the cover itself… somehow mixing up the infamous chairman of British Rail (correctly named in the article thank goodness) with a brand of cold medicine 😬. This landscape features the Hockley Viaduct, part of the Didcot to Southampton railway, closed to passengers in 1960. The viaduct has now part of the National Cycle Route Network Route 23, for walkers and cyclists to enjoy.