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Featured in Painters Academics! Painters Universe and Beautiful North of England. 749 views 16.5.12.
Accepted for Deez 5Cs award Featured in traditional Wooden Boats,Painters Universe, Painters Academics, Realist Paintings About Water,

The image that was my inspiration, by Steve Jackson
I thank Steve Jackson for his permission to paint this lovely old, abandoned trawler in a back water behind Whitby. As soon as I saw his image I knew I just had to translate it into a painting. It has all of my favourite elements as a composition.

oil on canvas, 90 × 60 cm


trawler, wooden boat, yorkshire, whitby, sue nichol

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 3 years ago

    Sue at her Brilliant BEST ! …Gosh what a fantastic painting , that blending of color and fabulous skill is outstanding my friend …Paul

  • Thank you so much, Paul, your comments are really encouraging and much appreciated. :)

    – Sue Nichol

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work sue, well done.

  • Thank you so much, Anthony :)

    – Sue Nichol

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Francis

    – Sue Nichol

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful interpretation of the photo, Sue. It has an almost mystical quality.

  • Thank you so much, Bev:)

    – Sue Nichol

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 3 years ago

    Another brilliant work Sue!

  • Thank you so much, Beatrice! Much appreciated.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 3 years ago

  • …and again a big thank you for this honour. I have been deliberating over putting this one up for days….

    – Sue Nichol

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 3 years ago

    I am glad you did Sue :)

  • Thank you, Beatrice.

    – Sue Nichol

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Liz:)

    – Sue Nichol

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent painting Sue, as always !!
    love the rusty effect !!!

  • Thank you so much, George:)

    – Sue Nichol

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spaynealmost 3 years ago

    Nice one Sue. Your work stands out a mile.

  • Thank you, Val for your lovely comment :)

    – Sue Nichol

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