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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Artist in residence - aboard the Karen of Ladram.


England's greatest artist, JMW Turner famously lashed himself to the mast of a sailing boat to experience first hand a storm at sea in the name of art...


225 years later portrait artist Henrietta Graham, the other half of Tim Hall from Newlyn based Painting Holidays, set sail aboard the netter Karen of Ladram to record the working lives of skipper Sid and his crew...



after steaming for 12 hours the boat is ready to shoot the first of her nets, at 2 in the morning...


 as they fish for hake 120 miles west of Land's End...



a few hours later, shooting almost done all hands are treated to one of those sunrises that make the job so rewarding...



and inspiring as the first preliminary drawing comes off her sketch pad.