Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2020 Available I've enjoyed working on this one over a couple of months, during the North Van Arts Salon & a demo for the Federation of Canadian Artists Central Okanagan Chapter. How much does an artist change over the years? Well, strangely there is quite a lot of magenta & green in the reference image that I didn't register in 2013.
The Great Turnaround
Acrylic, 10x10 inches, 2020 I saw some pretty big trawlers during my time in Shetland, including the pelagic trawler 'Altaire' (LK429). It fishes for herring and mackerel in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, At 76m long, it is one of the largest trawlers in the UK, dwarfing nearby inshore boats.
Acrylic, 10x10 inches, 2019 With the Solstice passed & we begin our arc towards the sun, thoughts naturally turn to the idea of summer. This piece tries to illustrate that thought, capturing the high-summer shimmering light on a fishing boat off Prevost Island.
Acrylic, 10x10 inches, 2019 Palm trees, summer breezes & tropical colours... In fact, this depicts two little boats undergoing maintenance in Scalloway Harbour in Shetland one March. Rather chilly as I recall, but there seemed to be more than a a little tropical influence in the colour choices!
Acrylic, 10x10 inches, 2019 Who doesn't love a tug?! I spotted this particular one on the Pitt River a while ago, but just recently got around to painting it. The information Superhighway tells me that it was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built by John Manly Ltd. in 1965. It is still afloat on the Fraser, and currently owned by McAllister Marine Survey & Design Ltd. of Mission BC.
Nucleus Acrylic, 24x18 inches, 2018 This depicts the trawler "Nucleus" moored at Seal Cove in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. I took the reference photo a couple of years ago, and thought I'd have a go at it ahead of my workshop up there in a few weeks. This piece has an unexpectedly harmonious feel to it. Can't quite say why...