~ Colin Baxter Watercolour Of Pilot Boat Departing Portsmouth ~
A highly detailed watercolour of a pilot boat departing Portsmouth Harbour by the renowned marine artist Colin Baxter.
Spitbank Fort is in the background and the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth is in the foreground along with W.L. Wyllies ‘Tower House’.
It is present in a glazed frame with a lined double mount.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame measures 11 ¾ inches (30cm) wide by 8 ½ inches (21.5cm) tall. The painting measures 6 inches (15cm) wide by 2 inches (5cm) tall. It weighs 500g.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in excellent condition, no foxing or oxidization. The colours remain bright.
The frame is in good order too.
~ Colin M. Baxter ~
A professional Marine Artist who works in a studio in Lee on the Solent, Colin M. Baxter has had many one-man and joint exhibitions in England, Germany and Belgium. He has exhibited in London at the Watercolour and Drawings Fair, the Kensington Fine Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair and, as a lay member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, at the Mall Galleries. Among many other exhibitions he has had a private show for HMY Britannia.
His work may be found in numerous private and public collections including local museums, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven. Working mainly in watercolours in a self taught style, his detailed paintings are the results of many hours of research and knowledge of old working craft. He has been the mate of a Thames sailing barge and a gaff schooner and has also participated in the Tall ships races, for whom he recently designed the centre of the new annual Friendship Trophy which replaced the Cutty Sark Trophy.
He specialises in old working sail, square riggers, J-class yachts, Portsmouth Harbour views, Royal Yachts and Lighthouses. Recent commissions include ”3 Grand Dames of Yachting”, Suhali, Lively Lady & Gypsy Moth IV, the first large print of which he presented, on the Yacht”s behalf, to HRH Princess Anne at the London Boat Show. He was also commissioned by HMS Gloucester and the new HMS Clyde and did chartworks for presentation to the departing captains of HMS Trafalgar and HMS Bulwark.