Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Painting Boats

My friends Steve and Barry are great champions of my paintings... you may have seen a few here on Barry's site
Here is a bit more you may be interested in...

I started painting in the early '80s not long after learning to sail. I was trained as a marine biologist and sketched to interpret my observations in the field. For years I put most of my career efforts toward interpreting natural and cultural history, finding some time to paint- both for my exhibit work and as a fine artist.

The maritime world and adventure sailing always informed my work. I would visit different places and do my best to bring out the feeling that that place, that boat, that natural environment brought up in me. Four years ago we moved to Virginia and I started painting full time. It has been a continuing learning experience and a great reason to rig up and explore the Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks.

If you are interested in seeing my current work check in on   I update the available work often. And if you would like a painting of your boat I enjoy the challenge of commissions. If you are as tight as I am- like two coats of paint- maybe your wife or daughter aren't. And the holidays are just around the corner. Ho, ho, ho.

Recent work...

Schooner Reach

Turning In

Blue Sweater

Images above  © Curtis Bowman 2016. All rights reserved.

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