Brightening the commute!
Art work by residents artists unveiled at Eynsford station
Seven paintings in the style of artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Kandsinsky have been unveiled at Eynsford station today.
The artistic endeavour at the station has been four years in the making and forms an integral part of a bigger art trail project in the village.
The six artists: Graham Steel, David Rimmer, Elizabeth Naisbitt, Mick Reardon, Jan Williams and Mary Nuttall were joined by members of the Eynsford Art Trail committee, David Statham, CEO of Southeastern Railways, Roy Vinnicombe, Area Manager of Southeastern Railways, friends, family and Sir Michael Fallon.
Sir Michael Fallon, the member of parliament for Sevenoaks said: “I’m not surprised this has happened in Eynsford - it’s one of the communities that gets things done. Congratulations must go to the artists for creating something that will enrich the commute.”
Sarah Boyle, chair of Eynsford Parish Countil said to the assembled artists and dignitaries: “Eynsford Parish Council have been very pleased to support you and we are very aware of the work and effort involved.”
The project has been led and coordinated by a committee headed up by Sally Coston, she said: “the art installation at Eynsford station has been four years in the making and it's a delight to introduce it to the village. Everyone loves it and there's been no negativity.”
David Statham, CEO of Southeastern Railways said: "I'd like to congratulate the artists on their endeavour. It's brilliant to see something that's involved the community and has made the station a brighter and more pleasant place to travel through. The landscape in the surrounding area has provided great material for the artists and they've made good use of it."
The six artists produced the following:
‘Eynsford in the 1950s in the art nouveau style’ by Elizabeth Naisbitt,
‘Starry starry night in Eynsford, in the style of Van Gogh’ by Mick Reardon.
‘Lullingstone Castle’ and separately ‘The World Garden’ in the style of pointillism by Graham Steel.
‘Eynsford, in the style of Kandinsky’ by Jan Williams.
‘Cherry tree, war memorial Eynsford, in the style of Monet’ by Mary Nuttall.
‘Moonlight, St Martin's of Tours Eynsford, in the style of Van Gogh’ by David Rimmer.
(Words and images by Vikki Rimmer)