Pete Newell

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Bridge

Bridge

This is part of a derelict tramp steamer grounded on the eastern side of the river Torridge. It reminds me very much of the tramp steamers to be seen in numerous Hollywood films. as with other paintings in the series I choose a section of the boat and use this in a composition that reduces depth of field and almost lets the detail construct a flat surface pattern.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm
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Can be seen at 62 High St Bideford EX39 2AN
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Lifeboat

Lifeboat

One of a series of paintings based upon the new old and derelict boats to be found in the port of Bideford. This painting portrays a section of one of the largest vessels to come to Bideford and is connected to the export of clay.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 24cm

£250.00
Can be seen at Burton Gallery
My love of ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Ships Deck

Ships Deck

One of a series of paintings based upon the old and derelict boats to be found in the port of Bideford. This boat is at the end of the quay and sadly has been stripped of the detail that I have recorded and has now sunk deep into the mud.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
80cm x 40cm

£400.00
Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Stern

Stern

This is the stern of a tough little tug, the sort that I saw in Liverpool pushing around the great Cunard liners. In this painting I wanted to contrast the huge mechanism underwater with that of the above the surface detail.

Original
Acrylic on board
30cm x 24cm

£295.00
Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Tramp Steamer

Tramp Steamer

This drawing is of an old steamer beached on the East side of the Torridge. This is a quick pen and wash drawing made on the spot.

Original
Pen and Wash
22cm x 27cm
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Can be seen at 62 High St Bideford EX39 2AN
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Rope and Anchor

Rope and Anchor

This small painting is of the bow of an old tug moored on the Torridge at Bideford. I used a small section of the boat in order to explore the textures of the hull and additions like the Turks head and tyres.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
20cm x 20cm
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Can be seen at studio
This painting is one of a developing series of works that explore the old tugs and boats moored alongside the quay at Bideford. My paintings involve detail and texture as well as trying to capture the form and textures of the boats. My selection of viewpoint enables me to explore these in a way the responds to the formal arrangement of the shapes and colours. The absence of figures signifies their original use has passed into history and whilst not abandoned they have now a more solitary existence.
Iona

Iona

The Iona is an ex-London tug now moored in the Torridge estuary. A small painting focusing on the strong diagonals made by the bow and bridge.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£350.00
Can be seen at Broomhill Art Hotel
This painting was made as one of pair exploring the common histories of two tugs. One now berthed in Swansea and this one berthed in Bideford. Both have a common heritage in Britain's maritime past.
The Daniel Adams

The Daniel Adams

An ex Irish Navy ship now moored at East the Water Bideford. Beautiful lines.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£400.00
Can be seen at studio
This ship is one of several moored on the Torridge Estuary. Their original purpose is slowly fading and in many cases being replaced by new functions.
Dinghy Interior

Dinghy Interior

This painting was done in St.Ives but thematically fits with later works on a nautical theme. This painting is one of a number that I have produced over the years that contributes to my body of marine work.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
77cm x 100cm

£400.00
Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Oars

Oars

One of a series of paintings based that I undertook in St.Ives and reflects an attempt to capture the basic abstract shapes to be seen in these workaday boats.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
75cm x 100cm
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Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
steps

steps

This painting is a part of an old tug. It is one of a series of paintings based upon the old and derelict boats to be found in the port of Bideford. I choose a section of the boat and use this in a composition that reduces depth of field and almost lets the detail construct a flat surface pattern.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
29cm x 24cm

£295.00
Can be seen at The Square Studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Three Dinghys

Three Dinghys

This painting as with two earlier works was painted in St.Ives. In the painting I have tried to explore the almost abstract pattern created by the way the boats are moored.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
32cm x 87cm

£400.00
Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships and dinghys also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Tug

Tug

This tug was the first one that I painted and started the series of paintings based upon the old and derelict boats to be found in the port of Bideford. It is this painting that started me looking at sections of boats to seek out a more abstract sense of pattern.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
15cm x 21cm
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Can be seen at studio
My love of old ships reflects my upbringing in Liverpool and the emotive bustle of a busy port. The old ships also typify those to be found in many West Country ports and harbours recording and reflecting the activities of those ports.
Canning

Canning

The Canning is an ex-Liverpool tug now berthed in Swansea.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£359.00
Can be seen at Broomhill Art Hotel
The Canning is now part of Swansea's Maritime Museum collection. She is an ex-Liverpool tug and shares a common past with the Iona. Both were painted with a focus on strong diagonals, and each painted from an opposing viewpoint.
Engine Room of the Freshspring

Engine Room of the Freshspring

RFA Freshspring was a Fresh-class water tank vessel of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. The painting responds to the patterns and forms to be found on the ship.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 24cm
Sold
Can be seen at 62 High St Bideford EX39 2AN
RFA Freshspring was a Fresh-class water tank vessel of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She survives in civilian hands as SS Freshspring, the last surviving example of the Fresh-class ships. As a subject the ship being in a process of change gives numerous opportunities to respond to the patterns and forms of the ship.
The Cannis

The Cannis

The Cannis is an ex London Tug, now moored between Appledore and Bideford North Devon.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
75cm x 65cm

£500.00
Can be seen at studio
The Cannis is an ex-London Tug and is now moored between Appledore and Bideford on the Torridge estuary North Devon.I made many line and wash drawings on the spot before embarking on the painting.