I am now retired having been a self employed architectural draughtsman.
I have also been painting for over 50 years.
Photo on right was taken back in 1972 when on the Oxford canal.
The Thames Bridges series was assisted using my Narrowboat Opus V to reach the more inaccessible upper Thames bridges.
Opus V moored up on the River Wey one of several moorings on the waterway system.
We had an extra long fore-deck for sitting out and for space for painting gear.
Made by Colecraft with a Perkins D3 deisel 3/5/12 shell with a bow thruster, fitted out by Len Beachamp.
Morso solid fuel stove.
My English bull terrier Caesar looking a bit worried on the rear deck.
The boat was in dry dock having the hull cleaned and new anodes fitted in a boatyard on the Grand Union Canal.
My late wife Val negotiating our narrowboat Opus V on the upper Thames, very twisty for a 60 foot boat.
The bridges series of paintings took 10 years to complete, from 1996 to 2006. All the paintings are oil on canvas 20” x 16”.
Val wrote all the descriptive notes on this site