In 2005 John was involved in a project with South Shields Libraries which celebrated the visit of the Tall Ships to the Tyne. The resulting exhibition produced much interest in his work. Over the years since, he has received many commissions from crew members who have sailed on these wonderful ships.
Above : Sir Winston Churchill – schooner : Built in Hessle 1966.
Our Svanen – Rigged as a three-masted topsail schooner.
Centre above – Lord Nelson – schooner :
Alexander von Humboldt : German barque. Built in Bremen 1906.
Pogoria : A polish barque, launched from Gdańsk Shipyard 1980.