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Patrick Donovan RSMA (b.1944) - 2004 Watercolour, Suzanne and Marie



A very fine marine watercolour depicting two ships, The Suzanne and Marie from artist Patrick Donovan. Donovan specializes in marine and military subjects and lives near Dover, he says he finds inspiration "in watching the ever-changing panorama and shipping on both sides of the Channel". Donovan is known to invest a great amount of time to his preparatory work, he constantly searches marine archives or can be found armed with a sketchbook and camera on board a variety of coastal and deep-sea craft.

This wonderful detailed study depicts a French boat charging through the deep waves, the artist has used a great amount of detail to capture the moment, using watercolour, acrylic and graphite. Visible on the reverse is a gallery label from a 2004 Mall Galleries exhibition. Well presented in a washline mount with metallic frame.

Signed. On wove.


Very minor marks to the frame, very minor loss to the lower left edge. Overall the condition is very fine.


22.1 x 34.6cm (8.7" x 13.6")
Framed Size: 40 x 53.3cm (15.7" x 21")

Artist Biography

Born in 1944 in Hampshire, Patrick served 10 years in the RAF's Mountain and Desert Rescue Service until a climbing injury forced early retirement and he took up painting. His works are a regular feature of the Royal Society of Marine Artists' annual London exhibition. Patrick Donovan specializes in marine and military subjects using watercolour, acrylic, pen, ink, and pencil. He lives near Dover.

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Code kj486
Artist Patrick Donovan RSMA (b.1944)
Date 2004
Dimensions 22.1 x 34.6cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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