From my imagination – W&N watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm sketch-book

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
- Mark Twain

  1. 26th August 2011 – FEATURED in Traditional Wooden Boats
  2. 3rd May 2012 – FEATURED in A Love of boats
  3. 13th May 2012 – FEATURED in Inspired Art
  4. 12th April 2013 – FEATURED in Nautical – Waves of Joy
  5. 13th April 2013 – FEATURED in Art for Sale


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraalmost 3 years ago

    I drawn boats before; but, compared to yours…; wow, all I can say is your boat really sings! ;-)

    Whereas, mine more like SCREAMS!!!

  • Thanks a lot Paul! But I think my sailor must’ve fallen out and drowned! ha ha!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, and, the words…really REALLY GREAT! ;-)

  • Thanks, I just love Mark Twain too!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • And thanks a lot for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • green0pencil
    green0pencilalmost 3 years ago

    superb imagination..!!!

  • Smile! thanks a lot Green0!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    From one who won’t fly and doesn’t really like to travel out of my little world, this could be directed right at me! I will go on a cruise now and then. LOL Love the boat, and love the Rod Stewart song!

  • Oh Dot, that sounds exactly like me! Somebody invited me the other day to go up in a MicroLight plane, and of course I refused! They couldn’t believe it! I always say the air is for birds and the sea is for sharks! lol! Thanks for the fav, really appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Lief Rod Stewart!! Pragtigmooi Maree, sjoe, jy was bedrywig oppie Borrel vandag!!

  • EN ek het tussenin nesbokse vir die hoenders gemaak! Dankie Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 3 years ago

  • Oh wowie Sue! This is great! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago


  • This is so great Kalaryder! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 2 years ago

    I just love this image

  • Aaah, thank you Hootonles, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • This is wonderful Francis! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 1 year ago

    Please join me in congratulating, Nancy Richard as Nautical’s Star of the Week. Nancy’s work is spectacular, and she is a huge supporter of our featured artists! This week is Nancy’s time to shine. Let’s celebrate her while she is in the spotlight.
    Thank you for your support.

    Congratulations on your feature April 12, 2013 – your work is exceptional. FAVE

    View your feature and congratulate your co-creators here
  • This is great MotherNature! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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