For the past few decades, it has been my delight to explore the subject of wooden boats through my drawings in India ink and conte chalks. I see it as a place where the subject matter harmonizes well with my preferred techniques. Many of my drawings were created in the late 80’s and early 90’s, during sketching trips to the many marinas around the coastline of Vancouver Island. This body of work has been stored away in drawers in dark basements and has rarely seen the light of day for the last 30 years. Having recently retired to the Cowichan Valley, it feels as though I am returning these drawings to their rightful home where they may be released to the world from which they came.
Artist’s website: melton.ca