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Returning the Pilot, 1900

by Don Demers

The year is 1900. The steamship Virginian sets sail from Boston Harbor for Liverpool. On board for the departure is a pilot, familiar with local waters, who will aid the steamship captain in navigating through the waters around Massachusetts. Once the ship has left the coastline, the pilot returns to shore via a small boat, in this case, the pilot’s schooner Varuna. Don Demers depicts this moment with care and passion in his newest painting, Returning the Pilot, 1900.

What impressed Demers most was the routine nature of what seems like an epic moment. Rowing across the ocean “was an everyday job for these guys. Something like this could happen to someone like us once and we’d talk about it for the rest of our lives. These guys did this every week.” This compelling human narrative from one of the most collectible marine artists working today, combines a dramatic seascape with working men at sea to create this historical scene.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 50 s/n.
32"w x 24"h.
$825 | $945 CDN | £540
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Arriving February 2007


Also by Don Demers...

The Windswept Coast
by Don Demers
Canvas

By the Old Boat House
by Don Demers
Canvas

End of Day One—The Great Transatlantic Race, 1866
by Don Demers
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Low Pass for the Home Folks

by William S. Phillips

On a trip to Garmisch, Germany, Bill Phillips and his wife Kristi discovered a war memorial on a hillside. Surrounding the monument were framed photographs of local young men who had been killed in World War II. Bill was particularly moved by one photograph of a fresh-faced boy, his arms around a cow. “This was no jack-booted Nazi. This was a farm kid who loved his home and went off to fight for it, just as American boys had done.”

The boy’s story began to develop in Bill’s imagination: the young German had gone into the Luftwaffe and learned to fly fighter jets. One day, early in the war, the boy and a friend had buzzed the home valley in their BF-109s. “I guess all pilots have done that, in every country,” says Bill. “The pride of flight is universal.” Bill checked with a German pilot, who said the practice was strictly verboten — “…but of course we did it.”

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary Giclée Canvas:
Order period ends June 30, 2007.
Edition not to exceed 250.
Signed by William S. Phillips.
28"w x 16"h.
$750 | $860 CDN | £490
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Arriving in January


Also by William S. Phillips...

Into the Teeth of the Tiger
by William S. Phillips
Canvas

Home is the Hunter
by William S. Phillips
Print

Among the Columns of Thor
by William S. Phillips
Print