This is one of a set of two paintings (see Sea Cadet 1). These tall ships are used today to teach young sailors (Sea Cadets) the art of the sea. The style of painting has been copied from old manuscripts which discuss in detail how the sailors would paint their sea-chests during their many months at sea. A dozen coats of varnish and dark burled oak frames with hand carved inlay give the look of Officers' Ward Rooms and fine marine dignity. You just don't see modern paintings of this type. s of this type.
William H. Hall - Oil Painter & Illustrator His preferred media is oil and his paintings usually take 40-60 hours to complete. Bill has been painting and cartooning for 50 years and his works have been used for traditional "living room" viewing. However, his work has also been used for magazine and story illustration and it is not uncommon to see his paintings hanging in military clubs, mess halls and professional offices in both North America and Europe. Bill uses only the highest quality materials with commercially stretched canvas. Most of his paintings are professionally framed upon completion. Bill and his wife, Mandy live in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada