Portrait of a boat builder.
I am working on a series of paintings that focus on the subject "Tools of the trade". I started thinking about how I use a paintbrush each day and the fact this is the tool of my trade. I then began wondering who else around me use specialist tools with skill and passion on a daily basis.
I set out to see who I could find within a 5 minute walk of my studio and came across this boat builder at work which perfectly fitted the concept I'd been thinking about.
I'm pleased with the way this one came out and especially like the way it is all indoors, the boat not yet having ever seen water but of the expectation laying ahead.