Port In A Storm
14 March - 4 April 2020
Although no longer at sea, I carry it with me to the shed in the garden where I make and paint my boats. I have some Alfred Wallis postcards on the wall, a lighthouse from Sete and bits of driftwood and pebbles from Kakanui where we have a bach.
I was a seaman in the British Merchant Navy as a boy from '63 - '72 and was determined to paint when I came ashore in 1972. I have painted ever since and the last 12 years I have been painting ships on tin. - Barry Clarke
Image: Barry Clarke, Rangatiki, L725 x H195mm.