Ray Jackson graduated from Newcastle College of Art & Industrial Design in the 1960s where he studied illustration, typography and graphic design.
Ray specialises in capturing the liveries and colours of buses from a bygone age and has undertaken many commissions, as well as producing his trademark heritage pictures of vehicles in local scenes.
Paintings are in mixed media: Designers’ gouache, watercolour, pen and ink.
Commissions are welcomed by the artist, for transport related subjects and also house portraiture, favourite buildings, pubs etc.
The technical quality of the original art displays of buses by Ray Jackson in the Witney Museum display was excellent – the pen and ink mode being well suited to the subject matter, with the style of emphasising the bus or coach in perfectly accurate vibrant colours on a quieter background lending an almost 3D effect to the scene.
The subjects included some half a dozen LT offerings, including most of the RT lineage and four of local interest, including COMS, Olivers and a 1930’s GWR Gilford coach. On a purely personal note I was so pleased to see that the attention to fleet number, destination locations etc., cannot be faulted. (I find that many transport art works fail miserably in this aspect, with out of size and incorrect numbering etc.) There were 11 originals and 1 limited edition print and they were all laid on double mats and well framed in plain beech. They all had price labels and I’m sure that some will soon be well displayed in some enthusiasts’ homes.”
As reported by Brian Matthews: “A roving report from my visit this morning to the exhibition at Whitney museum.”
A former pop star has taken to producing superb illustrations of buses and coaches, which was the subject of a display at Oxford Bus Museum in August. Ray Jackson’s work could also be seen at a special exhibition at the Witney & District Museum in Oxfordshire.
“I have been illustrating buses, particularly forties to sixties examples, for many years, but have now decided to sell my collection of originals to make room for more subjects in the future”, explained Ray.
He’s hoping to include a selection of long lost vehicles from North East operators among his new work. Oxfordshire subjects portrayed by Ray Jackson include superb studies of an AEC Regent and Bedford OB.
Bustling Bellingham – Route 47, London Transport, RT817, JXN195 on the Bromley Road, south east London. A regular sight throughout post war London was the RT type bus with AEC and Leyland running units. Over 7,000 were built mostly with Park Royal coachwork, serving London for
Royal Forest Return – The half timbered facade of the Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford provides the backdrop to RTW 264, London Transport's first 8ft-wide double decker one of 500 modified Titan PD2/3s with Leyland 56 seat bodies built to LT design. – Specially commissioned by H.A.C.
Alight From The Tunnel STL 1835 'Tunnel Bus' DLU 201 built for service through the narrow Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels with specially adapted roof dome and reinforced tyre walls. Limited edition (35 copies), mounted prints available in A3 size only. All priced at £65 plus
The iconic Tyne Bridge connecting Newcastle and Gateshead was built in 1928 spanning the River Tyne and the Quayside. It once formed part of the Great North Road from London to Edinburgh. Copyright © 2021 Limited edition print of just 45 copies. A3 Print with mount 19½ x 14¾ inches, £75 – plus £13.50 P & P, UK only.
The Black Bull, Etal, Northumberland The Black Bull, Etal, Northumberland, close to the border with Scotland, is reputed to be the furthest north thatched pub in England, here taking delivery of beer by an Albion dray waggon. Original now sold. Prints available size 19’ x 16” including mount £75.00 + P&P of £13.50
The church was featured as back drop in the Downton Abbey television series and laterlyin the full length feature film. Framed Original Size 21" x 17” including mount. price £350.00 + postage and packing of £20. Prints available Size 19” x !6” including Mount £75.00 + P&P of £13.50.
Painted before the launch of the the supertanker Ottawa © 1964. The subject was very familiar to the artist as this was the view from the end of Hunter Street where he lived. Limited edition to 120 size A3 – open edition in A4 A3 Print with mount 19½ x 14¾ inches £48 plus £13.50 P & P UK only. A4 Print with mount 14½ x 11¾ inches £32 plus £8.00 P & P UK only.
A3 Limited edition print, image size approx. 41.5cm x 29cm size with mount 51cm x 43cm From an original watercolour and gouache illustration limited to 35 prints and signed Specially Commissioned The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber, developed and constructed by Short Brothers for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The aircraft took its service name from the town (latterly, city) and port of Sunderland in North East England. Number built: 749 Manufacturer: Short Brothers First flight: 16 October 1937 Designer: Arthur Gouge
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Full colour prints are available in two sizes and are mounted with light cream, acid free board with a bevelled edge and finished with stiff backing
Limited Edition Print
are numbered and signed. A3 – mounted £65.00 plus £13.50 P & P UK only
A3 Print with mount 19½ x 14¾ inches £48 plus £13.50 P & P UK only
A4 Print with mount 14½ x 11¾ inches £32 plus £8.00 P & P UK only
Available Originals – double mounted and framed. Most are, including the frame, 22½ X 16½ inches
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