Royal Navy Gallery
Those Were The Days
The artist comes from a Royal Navy background and so an interest in the Navy was rather inevitable.
In World War Two the story of the notorious Arctic Convoys to North Russia have come as a special interest.
Indeed, any reference to The Loch Ewe Gallery refers to the importance of Loch Ewe in the Western Highlands as a convoy assembly and dispersal anchorage for both the 'Kola Runs' and the Atlantic convoys. Some of Richard Kennedy's Arctic Convoy drawings are to be found used as panels by the Loch Ewe Gallery in the Western Highlands of Scotland.
Richard Kennedy started developing this very exacting and detailed pencil and scalpel blade technique in the early 1990s to illustrate these superb Royal Navy warship pictures.
However exhaustive - and working by naked eye only, of course, using a variety of pencil types and by scraping the tip of scalpel blade - he has been able to achieve a maximum tonal range (depth) and detail in these drawings. One of his larger originals, for example, would take four or five months to complete and even his smallest ones take six weeks. As a result, he generally does not sell his original drawings.
Available as Prints
These highly detailed drawings are available as acid-free, conservation quality prints signed by the artist in pencil.
All prints are exactly the same size as the original pictures.
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