Commissioning the creative process

Pete Goss, the renowned small craft sailor (look him up on you tube etc) wrote:

I have always admired that painting (“Roaring Forties“, more on that below… was commissioned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston)  as it is one of the few paintings that for me captures the Southern Ocean in a small boat.
I would love a painting as George (Skinner) has suggested but don’t want to start something
that is beyond my budget and ends up dashing all our hopes. D1903_Roaring_Forties15.03.05.jpg

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About The Port of Chester (1863)

The main reason this fine painting “The Port of Chester (1863)” was created was to influence & assist the Chester City Council to understand the facility which was up for re-development. If more councils had as much imagination we could redevelop our towns and cities with significantly more sensitivity. They should contact this artist!!!   … Read more

useful facts + excellent stories about H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

“I have Urgent Dispatches”

A brief History of H M Schooner Pickle (Dec 1800 to 27 July 1808) – a ‘clever, fast schooner, coppered’. 

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