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Review of ‘Wood to Water’ at the NMMC. 23 minutes in…

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‘Before he became an artist James Dodds was an apprentice shipwright, and boats remain the focus of his attention. For his new exhibition, Wood to Water, at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Dodds has painted a series of large – some very large – pictures of the traditional boats of the region, but these are not the usual views of the vessels at sea, with wind, waves and weather. Dodds is concerned with boats as sculptural shapes and with the details of their construction. The Cornish maritime historian, John McWilliams, reviews.’

Presenter: Kirsty Lang

‘Pellew’ finished!


Work has finished on the Pellew,  a 24 ft painting in 6 panels (hexaptych) of a 1852 Falmouth Pilot Cutter from drawings by Luke Powell, being built in Truro. This painting is for the National Maritime Museum of Cornwall show in October 2019.