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BI Art Gallery

This page presents artists' pictures of BI subjects. The artists included here accept commissions to paint ships. What could be more satisfying than owning an original painting of your favourite ship? Click on any thumbnail to see larger version and artist's details. To discuss a commission, contact the artist direct (details on artists' pages) and please mention you found them on this BIship page.

Bill Highams | Don Braben | Gordon Frickers | Robert Lloyd | Richard Crow

Ships named on this page: Aronda, Australia, Chantala, Dwarka, Dilwara, Ekma, G-Class ship, Juwara, Kampala, Khandalla, Landaura, Modasa, Nevasa, Ozarda, Rajula, Sirdhana, Woodarra (larger images of all the paintings can be found on the artists' linked pages)

Aronda BI
Aronda (II) in wartime livery at Naples


Dwarka BISN
Dwarka(III) in the Thames estuary outward bound on her maiden voyage(1947)

Bill lives in Dorset and a few years ago decided to pick up brushes and easel to try his hand at painting. Being a former seafarer and British India man, for him nothing was more natural than to start painting 'his' ships and then gradually adding other vessels to the portfolio.

He works in oils and watercolour but much prefers watercolours as the medium allows better possibilities for light and the translucency in the painting.Bill makes no bones about it, he is an amateur painter but, as the images show, he produces excellent results. Bill would be delighted to take commissions for ship paintings: he can give an estimate for a painting and if that is acceptable will take a commission for the work.

More information about Bill Highams

Ekma at Karachi 1948



Ozarda BISN
Ozarda and Modasa
at Colombo

Chantala BISN
Chantala departing Brisbane


Juwara BISN

Don Braben was born in Wallasey, Merseyside in 1937 and from an early age was interested in ships. Choosing a career in art instead of the sea Don taught in UK, Nigeria, Zambia, and Canada before emigrating to Australia where he lectured in art at Griffith University, Brisbane until retirement in 1997.

Ships have always been a favourite subject and his prizewinning watercolours have been exhibited in many countries. Don is a foundation member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and a member of the International Society of Marine Painters, his work has been exhibited at the Royal Societyof Marine Artists, UK and the Mystic Marine International, USA. He prefers to capture contemporay maritime activity where possible.

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Landaura BISN
Landaura off South Head


Woodarra BISN
Woodarra departing Sydney

Kampala BISN
Kampala at Bombay

Uganda at Falmouth

Gordon, who was born in 1949 in the county of Kent, was educated at Maidstone College of Fine Art Medway College andFalmouth Technical Collegeand trained at the Montmiral School of Painting (South of France). His maritime experience includes cruiseships and other merchant ships photo-journalism. He won four times the Yachting World/Rolex-Swan prize artist (oils).

More information about Gordon Frickers

Rajula BISN
Rajula at Madras

Dumra at Bombay

Nevasa BISN
Nevasa at Malta

Robert Lloyd is a marine artist producing visually stunning and technically accurate paintings for the shipping industry, individuals and museums. He lives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK and paints many types of maritime subjects from ships to oil rigs. He takes commissions and can work from photographs or real life. Many of his paintings are available as prints.

More information about Robert Lloyd


Khandalla BISN
Khandalla at sea

Australia BISN
Australia in Great Australian Bight

Richard Crow, who lives in Dorset, UK, has painted for many years. His career has taken him to many parts of the world, a fact which is reflected in some of his paintings. He is a purely amateur painter of landscapes and marine subjects for his own nostalgic interests.

More information about Richard Crow

G Class BISN
BI ships in wartime convoy

Khandalla BISN
Sirdhana at Bombay

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