"Every Woman to the Rope" The Recovery of the Cresswell lifeboat.
One of my first acrylic paintings. Inspired by the story of the ladies of this village who each had their allotted place on the ropes to haul the lifeboat out of the surf. As the boat was seen to be coming back the cry went round the village "Every Woman to the Rope". Exhibited at the RSMA summer exhibition in 1983 and later at the Earls Court boat show.
About the Artist
Before leaving the RAF in the early 90s I studied, part time, Fine Art and Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Art and Design. On leaving the Air Force I worked for 17 years at Holkham Hall until retirement in 2010. I worked as a volunteer caseworker for ssafa ( Forces Charity) for almost 5…View full profile