Two paintings by a well known artist have been stolen from an art dealer's gallery in Kent on the 17th August. These pictures by world award winning artist, Alison Griffin, Vice President of the Royal Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, were on show at the Francis Isles Gallery in Rochester. Depicting scenes in snow at the Kent & East Sussex Railway, these have been featured on a set of Christmas cards that are currently on sale for the coming festive season. One Features 'Bodiam' hauling the vintage set, the other shows the visiting 'Jinty' hauling green Mark 1 coaches. The thief was temporarily thwarted by a member of gallery staff but managed to escape. The person responsible was described as a white male in his mid to late fifties, with distinctive long greying hair tied into a pony tail. He was wearing a black trilby style hat and a three quarter length black leather jacket. If these paintings are offered for sale, please contact Amanda at Kent Police on 01634 792521, quoting case reference number: DY13020-10.