The first classic caravans that I saw were at an exhibition at Avoncroft Museum Bromsgrove I thought they were fascinating mainly the shapes of them, I took lots of photos and it must have been 10 years later that I decided to paint them . Since then I have been to a few shows and painted quite a collection. The Bromyard Gals had a good selection I also went to the Cheltenham owners classic caravan club meet at Kingland Rugby ground They all looked the same to me but I was assured that there were many different models like the Springbok the Sable and the Roebuck . The president commissioned me to paint his caravan . I painted one in the snow and one in summer , In fact I just painted one in winter and made it into christmas cards . and then painted out the snow and replaced it with green grass and sunshine and put a pair of sunglasses and straw hat on him sitting outside in his deckchair .
Bert and Tinto from Nether Netherlands came into my cafe . They were on holiday in their converted motor home It was a Bedford truck with a small caravan welded onto the back and a Michelin man stuck on top . They travelled around Netherlands selling plants and books at Fairs . They parked it outside my back door and I did a painting from a photo that I took. I sent them the painting through the post and they mailed money to my bank nice one .
Collected enough paintings to make calendars in 2011 Still have the paintings which are on display at my cafe ( The Granary Tea Rooms leominster)
May do another series soon Theres a lot out there Norrie