Skipjack Marine Gallery in Portsmouth, VA is now selling some of my ships in bottles. There you will find my quality ships in bottles awaiting to be purchased and taken home as the ultimate display piece for the home or office!
You'll be able to see some of the local tall ships that have been placed inside the bottle (all pictured above). These include Pride of Baltimore
, A. J. Meerwald
, or the beautiful Schooner Virginia passing by Wolf Trap Lighthouse.
Others include some or our very own Chesapeake Bay boats from times passed including the four masted schooner "Purnell T. White,"
known to be the prettiest of her type on the bay, the attractive Norfolk Pilot Schooner of 1805, "Swift,"
and two crabbing skiffs
placed together inside a small bottle.
As a sailor myself and lover of all things nautical, this is my way of preserving a bit of history. I can share an art form the sailors of the old days created, as well as some of the magnificent ships that once graced our waters. My passion of the Chesapeake Bay is evident, and all six of the vessels in Skipjack Gallery have a strong connection to the Bay in some way.
So if you get a chance, head on out to Skipjack Marine Gallery, or find my items on thier website
if you live too far away.
Hope all of you have Happy Holidays!
Great news! My ships in bottles have recently been accepted into Annapolis Marine Art Gallery.
Upon my return to the US, I visited Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, in Annapolis, Maryland, where I was kindly welcomed and my ships in bottles evaluated and accepted within the gallery. The Gallery is located just next to the harbor and is a pleasant stop for anyone interested in nautical art. Take a visit, and afterwards see some of the local yachts tied up to the harbor walls.
You'll find the following two bottles within the Gallery:
Ships/Scene in Bottle of the Skipjack "Rosie Parks" dredging for oysters on the shoal next to Thomas Point Lighthouse. Placed inside a 1 liter clear chemist's bottle.
"Mariquita" the last existing 19 meter class, classic racing yacht, inside a 6 inch in diameter globe. She exceptionally appealing inside the globe, because she can be viewed at any angle and it brings you to wonder, how did that boat get in there?
Annapolis is probably one of my favorite small cities because of its warm atmosphere, pleasant charm, numerous boutiques, stores, and restaurants, and of
course, it is accesible by boat with numerous places within the harbor and creek to anchor or tie to a moring safely. Stefan and I have taken our boat "Wabi" there on numerous occassion and have always enjoyed our stay thoroughly. We always find it hard to leave.
So if you are in the search for the perfect, nautically inpired gift, that is completely unique, for the Holidays, take a stop by Annapolis Marine Art Gallery. Or, check out the website and contact them at: http://www.annapolismarineart.com