ORIGINAL PEN & INK DRAWINGS DONE FREE HAND ON SEA CHARTS

CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF SAILING SHIPS SINCE 1968.

I am self-taught, I’ve been drawing ships on charts since 1968 and I’ve developed my own pen & ink style, layering thousands of loose and tight pen strokes. I use a technical drawing pen with a point diameter of thirteen thousandths of an inch; slightly larger than a human hair. An average sized drawing will have more than 25,000 individual pen strokes.


I’ve studied the history, design and construction of sailing ships and sailed on many working ships; all of my drawings are done free hand; their proportions are calculated in my head based on my understanding of ships – an understanding that can’t be taught; only learned.


All of the drawings are based on actual ships; I find their stories hidden away in libraries, archives and museums. After nearly 5 decades of research; I have hundreds of untold stories that make my drawings one of a kind.

COMMISSION WORK

IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC SHIP OR SHIPWRECK IN MIND OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO FIND AN INTERESTING STORY TO PLACE ON A CHART - CONTACT ME. I ALSO DO MODERN NAVAL AND COMMERCIAL SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT.


Please Join Me At My Next Art Show

Schedule 2018

JAN 6-7      NEW YEAR’S ART FESTIVAL (view)     CONFIRMED      NAPLES, FL


JAN 13-14     BEAUX ART FESTIVAL (view)     CONFIRMED      MIAMI, FL (map)


JAN 26-28     IMAGES      CONFIRMED      NEW SYMRNA, FL


FEB 17-19     COCONUT GROVE      CONFIRMED     MIAMI, FL (map)


FEB 24-25     NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL     CONFIRMED     NAPLES, FL


MAR 16-18     SIDEWALK ART SHOW (view)     CONFIRMED     WINTER PARK, FL (map)


Apr 7-8     WOODLANDS WATERWAY      CONFIRMED     WOODLANDS, TX


APR 21-22     MAINSAIL ART SHOW (view)     CONFIRMED.     ST. PETERSBURG, FL (map)


MAY 12-13     ARTISPHERE      pending jury results     GREENVILE, SC


MAY 19-20     NORTH VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF ART     pending jury results     RESTON, VA


JUNE 14-17     BROADWALK ART SHOW(view)     pending jury results     VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (map)



JULY 6-8     CHERRY CREEK ART SHOW      pending jury results      DENVER, CO



SEP1-3     ART IN THE PARK      pending jury results     MARIETTA, GA



SEP 28-30     NEPTUNE FESTIVAL     pending jury results     Virginia Beach, VA



NOV 4-5      ART HARVEST     pending jury results      DUNEDIN, FL



NOV 25-26     FALL ART FESTIVAL     pending jury results     ST. AUGUSTINE, FL



MAR 24-25     DOWNTOWN ART FESTIVAL     pending jury results     NAPLES, FL


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