Archive for the ‘Plymouth artist’ Category

Monday, Portsmouth

Monday, November 26th, 2018

From Portsmouth, been to Plymouth


and Charleston among other places,


things quite hectic at present.


I’m quite tired, things going quite well.
Next I must prepare to meet ‘The Editor’ from Bloomsbury, tomorrow at 09.30.

When I get ashore on Thursday in France I have to go direct to a meeting at Dinan re Brexit.
I rather think, when I eventually get home I’ll want to sleep for a week …

More when I can … my best wishes to you.

St Malo to Portsmouth

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Ships head turning towards England.
My schedule is planned to include Portsmouth, Bexhill, Hastings, Wilsford, Plymouth, Charelstown, St Austell, Emsworth, maybe Penzance then back to Portsmouth … 
Not all in one day .





Friday, November 9th, 2018

On the subject of Plymouth, here is the latest progress with Titanic’, “Plymouth Harbour”. 

A very unusual painting, in that I am reproducing the painting by the famous Norman Wilkinson, lost when Titanic sank.
The new painting is very fortunate to be aided by the leading expert on Titanic, Tim Maltin, will be as near the original as possible except alongside Norman Wilkinson’s signature, will be my signature.

I have reached the stage where some of the detail is beginning to emerge.

Without Mr. Maltin, I would not have chosen to paint this extraordinary subject.

Being Plymouth a place I still regard as my ‘home port’,  is of course a further incentive for me. 

I’m planning to visit England later this month, Portsmouth, Bexhill, Hastings, St Austell and of course, the wonderful city of Plymouth.


Sunday, November 4th, 2018
It’s surfaced yet again, the claim HMS Pickle was built at Bermuda.
Not that it really matters however, there are quite a few mysteries surrounding the second HMS Pickle.
Nelson described her as “ubiquitous Pickle”.
Was Sting / Pickle built at Bermuda?

HMS Pickle – I have urgent dispatches

If you have documented proof that Sting was built in Bermuda I’d be very interested to see the proof. 


Lest we forget

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

It is upon the Navy under the Providence of God that the safety, honour and welfare of this realm do chiefly depend” – from the Articles of War (1652) read weekly to all Royal Navy ships crews for 300 years.

Dawn Patrol, HMS Somerset on anti piracy duty

Slow ahead both

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
 ‘Titanic, Plymouth Harbour’, progress with the paintings which measure 175.5 x 80 cm, [69″ x 31 1/2 “].
Exactly the same size as the original the famous artist Norman Wilkinson painted for the White Star Line, lost with the ‘Titanic’. 

TPH progress

I am commissioned to produce 2 paintings, both to replicate as accurately as possible, the splendid original, one for my client, the other for sale as a joined venture. 


Love Plymouth?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Love ? Yes: I still think of Plymouth as my second home, I have Plymouth on the transom of my sail boat.

Mysterious historic Plymouth, The White Star Line and a Titanic connection. 

Mt Batten and Plymouth Hoe from Jennycliff

Keep a weather eye on this, my blog and Facebook page to follow this voyage as it sets more sail, a good story in the making, 

Today I begin to try and check out which Cape of Good Hope class ships & which submarines were active at Plymouth in 1911/12, the period when Wilkinson painted his “Plymouth Harbour” for The  Line.

I’ll also try and discover when he served at Plymouth…? 


Last Night

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

‘Last Night’; ~ New ~ 61 x 81 cm (24″ x 32″), oils, available, £1875.00. 

Discover more on page Last Night.

‘Last Night’

Started 2 years ago, coupled with good light and inspiration, this work of art has eased me into 2018 paintings.

The symbolism and abstraction qualities expressed in this painting, eternal love, hope and faith, will bring good fortune, kindness and wise judgement to those seeking spiritual truth and emotional security.

‘Last Night’, detail


For those on peril on the sea

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Wot, no rigging on Racehorse?

As we, HMS Racehorse, author Peter Goodwin and I  get neared completing, changes become progressively more refined, smaller and more subtle, harder to notice, yet people have very powerful intuition so sense what is not right.

Racehorse progress, 30.10.17

Racehorse progress, 30.10.17

There remains much to be done, completion or at least the delicate 97 % stage does now look in sight. You can follow this rare new yarn via “HMS Racehorse“. (more…)

Radford, Plymouth

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Radford Lake, The whole area has a rich and mysterious history.

I will share with you, especially those who know or would like to know the Plymouth area, part of my answer via a Facebook comment from my friend Linda Winter who reminded me via her post of the old Radford House controversially demolished in 1937 and the manor that preceded it, the caves, Radford and Hooe lakes, you referred to Linda Winter, are all still there and I’ll reminisce a little, about happy days….

Reverting to nature, Hooe Lake,

Reverting to nature, Hooe Lake,