I must save the history of this wonderful place. When I stepped off the train in 1959, I had never seen open spaces like the prairies where trains define the landscape. The light forced me to paint. I had to capture it. I had to preserve it. You have to live here 20 years to understand it. I only know after nearly 50 years on the prairies. I have almost captured the storms, the light, the skies, and the snow. Trains and painting are my life. I must paint all the stations west of the Hudson Bay or the history will be lost.
Biography: Celebrated Canadian Artist and Master Painter of Railways, William Hobbs, paints historical rural railroads with a dream-like quality. Each painting captures the Canadian prairies with some gravel from the real location. He is the first artist ever introduced to the Saskatchewan legislature which commissioned two portraits.
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