Brian Collings Paintings (just a few of his works) re Trains & Ships.
An Old Wales line train loco in action, in the rare livery it wore for a short while
Brian prepared this LT256 vessel Welcome Home & the other Willing Boys vessel whilst my wife Janet & I were out at DUBAI & Brian was ill at this time & there were doubts whether we w see him alive again, or have the painting finished... we saw Brian & receved the painting finished by him & which now hangs at home.
That Loaded Tanker we lay alongside we had to use over 70 ft diving tables regularly driving the Underwater Brushkart & Scamp machinery, or average work tonnage apart from War damage vessels averaged 4 MILLION TONS PER MONTH!.
Brian had 2 photo pictures of some vessels I also "drove" around persian Gulf, Iran & Indian Ocean, Oman, the one viewed from Astern is the Diving vessel mv Sea Cat & the other an Iran registerd vessel name mv NAZ, the "N" was painted on in reverse pattern by the Iranian owner & we never had the audacity to correct or change it or I felt it wd be insulting. Brian put his brush to let me have record of them, the other vessel I used , mv Sea Otther we did not have a pic of for Brian to go by & the Old mv Al Rashid, originally a USA Coastguard vessel we had the pic but not the time to onpass it to Brian.
This was the time in Paintings Brian Shepherd was changing to Animals & Brian Collings was mingling his skills of Fleetwood Steamer Fishing vessels & Trains which he produced were as per Brian Shepherd skills, he was a superb artist & could feel what the decks layout consisted of & for a considerable time had been at Fleetwood.
For sources of other Brian genuine Collings Paintings I wd be grateful to know their locations.