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Old 8th January 2017, 08:06
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The artist amongst you all?

I sailed on a motorship BP Tankers some time in the 60's product carrier, and there was a deck PO (Not pumpman) at the time who lived when ashore in Falmouth? His hobby at sea was to paint a portrait not of the scallywags on board but the Might he vessel, he was sailing on-They were good paintings. It was usually, or during my time on Hardboard.
Do any of you have a copy of such a painting? or are they distributed within the watering holes of Falmouth and Penryn?
His name escapes me?
I do believe he may have originally been a KIWI.
Have you seen any of the paintings, or know of there whereabouts-curiosity killed the cat? Not the Cats Cracker at Grain either.
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Old 8th January 2017, 09:21
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I think you are referring to C V Wright who continued to produce paintings of the ship he was on when he sailed as a bosun. He sold these paintings to other crew members. I bought one in 1969 when I was an R/O on the British Dragoon.
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Old 8th January 2017, 14:00
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Like this one of the Guardsman, from 1969, truly amazing what you accumulate.
This was taken in my back garden a couple of years back, and I think still resides in my garage.

Many years back, there was one hanging on the wall of a pub in Chatham.
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Old 8th January 2017, 16:57
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Was this the chap who painted the Fulmar which for many years was hung in the Chain Locker in Falmouth?
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Old 8th January 2017, 17:44
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That reminds me . . .

I sailed with a fireman on a couple of "Birdy" boats who used to get the old deck floodlight bulbs from me. They were massive things - 800 or 1000 watt seems to run in my mind. He proceeded to get the top off, then paint a nautical scene inside, put a ship in, and seal the neck such that you couldn't see the join. Same as a ship in a bottle, but in a lightbulb!

Scots guy. Dave something, I seem to remember.

Anybody else come across him??
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Old 8th January 2017, 19:19
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I think you are referring to C V Wright who continued to produce paintings of the ship he was on when he sailed as a bosun. He sold these paintings to other crew members. I bought one in 1969 when I was an R/O on the British Dragoon.
Thanks that name seems familiar
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Old 10th January 2017, 16:26
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There were several of these paintings in the Greyhound Pub at Falmouth for many years. The pub is sadly no more, wonder what happened to them.
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Old 11th January 2017, 10:39
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There were several of these paintings in the Greyhound Pub at Falmouth for many years. The pub is sadly no more, wonder what happened to them.
Probably the same thing as will happen to mine when the time comes.

I wonder if the people of today, other than those few with a specific interest in seafaring, are bothered about looking at that sort of thing, sad to say.
Though it probably won't be the case in Falmouth, mention the Merchant Navy, and people look at you blankly, once again, sad to say.
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I read a quote today from an interview with LS Lowry. He was asked if he didn't think it was a shame that the price of his paintings had risen so high that the working class people whom he painted couldn't buy them.

He replied, "They didn't buy them when they were cheap."
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'Googled' the pub out of interest, this came up!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FALMOUTH-T...-/351873998999

Also it says: "This pub closed in 1990 and has since been used as a restaurant, a pub (The Victory) again, a students music bar called Cafe Corona and now a restaurant called Toast."
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Old 11th January 2017, 23:29
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On my first trip on the Willow, the chippy was a french breton guy who made chess sets by a sort of macrame/crochet method and knitted his own jerseys.

On several ships there were people with enough artistic talent to make beautifully decorated menus for Cape Dinners and the like. I still have one.

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