Shayne Stoakes is a railroader at heart. He was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho where his love for trains and nature began. He has worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a fireman/Oiler since 1991. He enjoys model railroading as well as a variety of outdoor activities. Although he has had no formal education in the field of art, his many interests, family, occupation and scenic location provide wonderful inspiration and resources for his art.
Shayne has a wide array of subject matter including wildlife, landscapes and portraits. However, he has primarily focused on railroad art, both oil and pencil. His close attention to detail and realistic style inspire you to experience the scenes depicted in his art. As an artist of train travel his work brings to mind memories of a simpler time and days gone by. Originals and prints of his work are available. Each print is individually inspected and signed by Shayne.