Welcome to my website ! Hi...I’m John Hayden. I’ve painted almost as long as I can remember, and if you were to ask me why I’d have to simply say ” because I enjoy it ! ”. Over the years I’ve painted a large variety of subjects in oils, acrylics and watercolours. I’ve painted landscapes of all the beautiful places to which I have travelled throughout the world but the majority are of my local area, which is the lovely countryside and coastline of Southern England. In addition, ever since childhood I’ve liked painting steam locomotives, aircraft, ships and other transportation, and these days this has developed into forming a significant part of my work.There is now quite a large portfolio of original paintings, prints, both limited and open editions which I am gradually trying to get onto this site to enable you to browse through online.
Just a few of John Hayden's Railway Paintings
Assorted Paintings from over the years by John Hayden
A Gallery of Landscapes by John Hayden
Although I had always drawn and painted in my spare time whenever I could from an early age, for many years I was very busy with the "day job" as a hearing aid dispenser and did not show my work publicly. But since retirement I have exhibited regularly and most years I have had at least one solo show.
Landscapes of the local Hampshire and Dorset coasts and the New Forest have proved very popular.
But I have always had a love of steam railway paintings, and I normally include a few in my landscape exhibitions. I am constantly surprised at the number of people who share my enthusiasm for railways !
I am an Associate Member of the Guild of Railway Artists.
I like to keep busy with commissions. They are my retirement hobby!
Railway paintings as well as aviation, marine, motoring, cottages,, They are all welcome!
And I don't expect fancy prices. I'm happy as long as I get a reasonable return for my time.
I will be pleased to hear from you.
I am always very happy to discuss possible commissions.
I love creating a unique painting from my client’s favourite subject matter and basic ideas.
It's my hobby really so I keep my price as low as I can and within my client’s budget.
WITHOUT OBLIGATION … of course !
***SIGNED MOUNTED & FRAMED PRINTS of all the images in the Gallerys are always available ***
Please feel free to Email me..
Email me with your ideas.
I really enjoy a challenge !
I'm not trying to make a fortune,
So I keep my prices as low as I can.
Just enough to cover my costs.