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Gordon Couch Oyster Punts and Crabbers

McALLISTER THOMAS Godalming


Surprise / Superb Oil on Old Oyster Punt Timber 10 x 45 cm

Lizy Oil on Old Crabber Timber 11.5 x 27 cm

Blejan Eyre Oil on Old Crabber Timber 11.5 x 43 cm Front Cover: Brittania Oil on Old Crabber Timber 12 x 20 cm


Foreword Cornwall has a rich traditional history of fishing. This exhibition by Gordon Couch, an ex boat restorer and builder, brings this history back to life with an engaging collection of paintings on 'historic timbers' from boats he has restored in the past. Timber used for these paintings has been salvaged from either old Cornish Crabbers which were wood fishing boats used in and around small harbours in Cornwall or from an old Oyster Punt used by Gordon’s family to harvest oysters using hand dredges on the River Fal. The final painted pieces bring together everything that is Cornish, the ex-boat builder turned artist using his past and present skills to depict the true essence and nostalgia of Cornish fishing life.

Restoration

Completion

These exhausted historic Cornish boat timbers now have a wonderful new lease of life...


Cornish Lass Oil on Oyster Punt Timber 10 x 42 cm

Naive painting at its very best, Gordon captures the true essence and nostalgia of Cornish fishing life.

Little Fisher - Lentern Rose Oil on Oyster Punt Timber 12 x 39 cm


Oyster Punts and Crabbers

The Directors of McAllister Thomas Fine Art would like to invite you to the private view on Friday 3rd May 6pm - 9pm Wine & CanapĂŠs will be served Gordon Couch will be attending the Private View


Oyster Punts and Crabbers Further works in the exhibition can be viewed on the Gallery website. All paintings and painted timbers are framed.

Girl Julie Oil on Old Crabber Timber 11.5 x 38 cm

Published by McAllister Thomas Fine Art, Godalming to accompany the exhibition Š McAllister Thomas Fine Art All Rights Reserved 117 High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ Telephone : 01483 860591 Internet : www.mcallisterthomasfineart.co.uk


Oyster Punts and Crabbers, Gordon Couch