My wife, Mary, is from Liverpool and Halifax, Nova Scotia and has always wanted me to paint the famous Liverpool Packet. The Covid down time has given me the inspiration to paint this ship after doing much research. This is a difficult ship/ boat to paint as there are no plans or official paintings of her but we know she was a Baltimore Clipper schooner – so we worked from the clipper schooner lines even though the Liverpool was quite a bit smaller.
During the days of sail, square rigged ships berthed in Steveston to load the annual pack of salmon.
The ever beautiful wonder of Desolation Sound proves a fantastic backdrop for trollers setting out for an opening in the Gulf of Georgia.
Colours from the forest, sky, and water combine to create a magical moment.
This painting was commissioned by a gentleman who served aboard the river class frigate in World War 2. He has since passed away but kindly left the painting to me in his will.
Set in the Broughton Islands, the passage has a spectacular backdrop of mountains and islands. A popular cruising ground it is also a rich commercial fishing area.
Every where you look, buildings are reflected in the canals. When there is no wind Venice’s face can be seen in nature’s mirror.