Jack's marine art over 30 years has covered a wide spectrum of maritime subjects with a focus on paintings of the classic yachts that ventured over long distances to remote parts of the world.
I have been actively painting in both oils and acrylics for over 30 years with a primary focus on seascapes and the nautical scene. My knowledge of the sea has come from a lifetime of ‘messing around in boats’ including some lengthy voyages in traditional sailing craft, including voyages on the tall ship Enterprize. It is always a great challenge working to accurately portray one of the many moods of the sea.
My specific interest is in the small yachts that were sailed solo or with a small crew and cruised long distances or to remote areas of the world and particularly the yachts of earlier years that did not have the luxury of all the modern day equipment. My paintings of these yachts are carefully researched to ensure historical accuracy. I’m continuing to develop this series of paintings, which I believe will remain of interest to those cruising yachtsman or armchair sailors who know, or have read, the stories of these adventurous sailors.
Finalist with paintings exhibited at 15 of the National ANL Maritime Exhibitions since inception in 2004. Years 2004 to 2011 and 2013 to 2019.
I have mainly exhibited at Victorian venues including Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Victorian Art Society Maritime Exhibitions, Alma Doepel art exhibition and the Pivotal Gallery – Save the Cereberus exhibition.
Australian Guild of Realist Artists gallery, the Victorian Art Society’s annual maritime exhibitions, as well as at many of the Mission to Seafarer’s annual ANL exhibitions, and at the Porthole Gallery in Docklands.
Showing the single artwork