Fishing Boat circa 1970 Mixed Media on Hardboard
This was how it started for me.
Painting brightly coloured decorative panels, and selling them to galleries and gift shops in Cornwall.
I remember having to learn to draw a boat! Once I did, I painted the same boat from different angles onto several backgrounds.
The rigging and netting was piped on. A technique that I'd seen used by another artist that took me quite a while to master.
These pictures were popular with holiday makers and that enabled me to begin to make a living by producing paintings.
I look back on these with some apprehension now, though, each one, someone, wiser than I, once pointed out to me, is another page of my diary.