'Comely and exemplary...'
Is how artist Gloria Wilson
describes the fishing boat Delightful
which adorns the cover of her new book; it might apply to this entire collection of 48 crystal-clear line drawings distilled from her lifetime association with Britain's fishing industry. Vessels in wood and steel, principally of Scotland but with a few from North-East England, are depicted both afloat and ashore, revealing the beauty of form dictated by their natural element. Gloria's knowledgeable Introduction and captions, and Mike Smylie's Foreword, complete Fishing Boats of Scotland
, a fine record of a distinctive regional maritime tradition. Read more...