Delivering the Coal
Watercolour of a Clyde Puffer delivering coal to the highland and islands. The only link between many of the islands and out of the way coastal villages were these small tough little ships. Delivering Food, coal, fuel etc were how they made living even until the late 1900s. Some were converted to diesel, but were fondly still referred to a puffers. There was a tv service about the puffers the ship used was the Vital Spark, captained by Para Handy.
About the Artist
Paul (Dixie) Dean
I developed an interest in watercolour painting whilst recovering from a spinal injury . Started painting whilst laid flat on my back using a mirror, did it stop the OT pestering me, but it backfired. When I sat up had to start all over again as I was use to painting through a mirror. Stop painting…View full profile