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Artist John is on the right track for Inkberrow 'railway station' poster

Harry Leach 14th Jul, 2018

AN ARTIST from Inkberrow has painted a unique railway poster based on the village which doesn’t have a station.

John Harris, who lives with his wife, Stella, in Orchard Mead, is usually known for doing landscape paintings.

He has successfully exhibited his work in several galleries across the world.

John, who became a full-time artist in 1986, decided to do something slightly different on his next project.

He was inspired by the style of old-railway posters and decided to try and create one for his home village of Inkberrow.

“We don’t have a station but, at least, we do now have a railway poster.

“I have always enjoyed living here because I enjoy the muted tones of the Worcestershire landscape.”

John’s poster is a big, bold and colourful piece which includes many local landmarks in a glorious summer setting.

Top attractions such as St Peter’s Church, which is flying the flag of St George, and The Bull’s Head at the top of the Village Green can be seen in the poster.

There is also horse riders, dog walkers, school kids and sheep going about their daily lives in the painting.

Stella said: “I am so proud of him, he’s done a fantastic job.”

‘The First Inkberrow Railway Poster’ is on display in The Old Bull.

Visit http://harris-watercolours.co.uk to see more of John’s work over the years.

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