GXSA Talk - Wednesday March 5th
Claudia Myatt - Pierhead Painters
Claudia Myatt is best known as a marine artist and book illustrator... but that's not all - she is also a cartoonist, tutor and an historian who is passionate about gaff riggers and the East Coast. She works from her studio in Suffolk adjacent to the stunning river Deben.
She will tell us the story of the 19th century harbour–side artists who earned a living by painting ships portraits when they anchored or moored alongside. These works were then sold to the ship’s captains and officers.
These paintings are nowadays a key source for maritime historians.
Come along and meet this famous East Coast personality, you'll be inspired.