An Eye for a Boat – the watercolour paintings of Tony Watts

This Tony Watts watercolour of a yacht off Menorca is a sample from a new book of his work published by Dick Wynne’s excellent Lodestar imprint.

There are more samples to see on the Lodestar website.

Tony Watts is an interesting chap for in addition to his painting, he’s also the author of a history of the famous Humber Yawl Club (read about the club on its website) and also edited the outstanding anthology of the work of Humber Yawl Club founder George Holmes, which was published by Lodestar a couple of years ago.

Rowland Hilder, marine artist

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Untitled watercolour by Rowland Hilder

As someone who lives in the Low Weald of Kent, I think of Rowland Hilder as a painter of landscapes that look as if they portray the fields around our house. But I’ve recently come to realise that Hilder was also an accomplished marine artist. Click on this link to Baron Fine Art Gallery to see some more examples.

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