Many of the sea creatures that I have drawn, have come from childhood memories- a visit to the wonderful Musee Oceanographic in Monaco where I was captivated by the shell collection and the giant squid. My mother asked if I would like to go and look for some shells on the beach, apparently I replied that we would not find any, as the prince had all of them in his museum!Family holidays in North Cornwall, shrimping and crabbing. Jaques Cousteau and 'The Silent World' fascinated me as a child - I wanted to learn to dive and discover the wonderful creatures that he filmed. Even in black and white I was intrigued by this other world.Jules Verne - the amazing voyage of the Nautilus and Captain Nemo with the amazing graphic portrayal of the giant squid attack and mysterious underwater world he described, fired my imagination and continues to do so.
The Nautilus print is supplied mounted in white acid free board, backed and wrapped in cellophane
Paper, etching ink & watercolour