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Profile: Michael Frith

March 2, 2009 by Rising Sun
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Location: England
Profession: painter
Languages: English

Here is one of the beautiful paintings and sketches from the pages of Michael Frith’s book called ‘Yacht’. The vividly coloured paintings and sketches capture the characters of the classic yachts and boats, and very often something of the thrill of sailing them.

‘Yacht’ is a hand bound and limited edition book of prints of many well known classic yachts – as painted by the renowned watercolourist Michael Frith. It was inspired by the America’s Cup Jubilee event at Cowes back in July 2001.

The yacht painting book is priced at £400.00 plus postage and packing, and orders can be placed through the publisher’s website http://www.spotred.co.uk.

Michael Frith has been a sailor since childhood. He attended the Cowes Classic Yacht event as crew on the last wooden Nicholson yacht, Quiver V (1969). This gave Michael gave the opportunity to view many of the 150 yachts present in close up action. The amazing classic yachts moved him to begin recording the boats in paintings, a project that has since taken him to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

The artist Michael Frith has worked for many national newspapers including Newsweek, TIME, The Times and The Sunday Times. Michael has held 25 solo exhibitions, and his paintings form part of many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Bank of England.

The book Yacht has a foreword by Harry Spencer, of Spencer Rigging, and an essay by Dan Houston, editor of Classic Boat. It also includes a pictorial index of the names and specifications of the classic yachts that appear in the paintings. The book runs to 160 A3 landscape pages, and each of the 1000 copies is signed and numbered by the artist.

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