I have been working at the Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, BC, Canada for over a year since my boat was in an accident in December 2014. The Steveston Lifeboat (previously known as the Artists Life) was on a training accident for the Canadian Lifeboat Institute (CLI) when it ran aground. Fortunately only one person was slightly injured and we all got off safely.
The boat was taken to Shelter Island Marina and work was started immediately. She is an historic wooden boat (see my previous story in “News” dated October 22, 2013) and so it was going to be a big effort to get her back to her original state. Fortunately the engine was not damaged and that was a huge savings.
Many companies in the yard have assisted with her repair and given us special rates. We are very thankful for this as since we volunteer the boat into lifeboat service and she is not owned by the CLI they technically cannot assist us financially with the rebuild.
So – I have been working hard painting commissions and new paintings to sell as that is the only way we can get her repaired. This painting of Shelter Island Marina was inspired by the beautiful boats and great people who work here. This story about the painting is now going in the news file (not in Original Art for sale) as I have just sold the painting to the owner of the Marina.
I will have reproductions available for sale.