With one degree in Engineering and another in Fine Art, Clive is putting reclaimed pallet wood to yet another great use: as canvases.
Many of his subjects are various forms of historic ships, cars and aircraft, such as the Bristol Beaufighter (right, a commission ordered from and here being painted at Tynemouth Market). His 'Firescreen Scenes' featuring North East landmarks have proved popular and he has also completed a number of custom requests (including the view of Tynemouth Priory & Castle as seen across King Edward's Bay, below).
Supermarine S.6b a British racing seaplane from the 1930s
Clive jokes that Turner took 40 years to paint The Fighting Temeraire and he completed it in just a fortnight!
‘The sequel to the strange arrival of the derelict in the storm last night is almost more startling than the thing itself. It turns out that the schooner is a Russian from Varna, and is called the Demeter. She is almost entirely in ballast of silver sand . . . ‘ (Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897)
Before it was sold, the painting of Whitby Abbey attracting a lot of attention at markets and craft fayres.
A Firescreen Scene can be commissioned for any landscape or landmark you choose. To date these have included: