Marine Paintings

My interest in marine subjects goes back to a time when, as a creative director, I was responsible for promotional art work for Camper & Nicholson yacht builders, Ratsey & Lapthorne sail makers, and Jack Holt yachting equipment etc. Also having a father in law who was a retired naval commander cemented my affection for the subject.

As with my other categories of subject, these paintings are started with my dark paint method using a cotton rag to reveal light through a mix of Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine oil paint to kick start the dynamic effect I look for.

HMS Calliope escaping from Samoa harbour during a hurricane in 1889″


The Shipyard Ghosts
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery

‘Smoking Steam’


‘Smoking Steam’ Available at the Cotswold Contemporary Gallery

The Jaroslaw Dobrowski in the Pool of London.
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

‘The Amber Pacific Ghosts
Available at the Marine House at Beer Gallery

‘Swinging a Plate’
Top Bond Marine Award, RSMA Available at the Cotswold Contemporary Gallery

‘Unloading the September Shadows’
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‘The Oceanic Ghosts’
Available at the Marine House at Beer Gallery

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Ghost Shipyard Workers, summer evening’
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

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at the Marine House at Beer Gallery

‘Moon over the City of Ely’
Available at the Marine House at Beer Gallery

‘Seagulls & Sunlight through a Wave’
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery

Available at Davidsons Fine Art, Totnes.

‘Tied up at Sunset, Pool of London’
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery

‘Tied up in the Old Port of London’
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‘Old Port of London fog’
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery


Available at the Sea Pictures Gallery, Suffolk

‘Cycling Ship Builders’
Available at the Cotswold Contemporary Galleries

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at the Marine House at Beer Gallery


‘A Dirty British Coaster’ The Devonia
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery

A Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,

Butting through the Channel in the mad March days

With a cargo of Tyne coal,

Road-rails, pig-lead,

Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

John Masefield


‘The Crab Catcher’
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

‘Summer Heat at Instow’
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‘Early Morning Sun, Appledore Shipyard’
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

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‘The Ionia lying at Bideford
Available at the Tony Williams Gallery


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‘Fish & Chip Night
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Graphite drawing ‘Gut Weed under a Jetty’
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

The knots of time and weather, seeded grass, and drifting weeds at Old Mill, Dartmouth.


‘Ship with Lighter, Old Port of London’
109 x 123 cm Available at Tony Williams Gallery

‘Shipbuilders with a Steel Plate’
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

‘The Keel Block Men’

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‘Taking the Strain’ Oil on board



‘Raining in the Back House Lane’ 105 x 114 cm
Available at Tony Williams Gallery

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The End of a Winter Shift‘ Oil
Available at the Marine House at Beer Gallery

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Watercolours