Patrick Donovan RSMA


Patrick Donovan specializes in marine and military subjects using watercolour, acrylic, pen, ink, and pencil. He lives near Dover and finds inspiration in watching the ever-changing panorama and shipping on both sides of the Channel. He devotes great effort to research for both historical and modern subjects in order to be as technically accurate as possible. Preparatory work finds him searching archives or armed with a sketchbook and camera on board a variety of coastal and deep-sea craft, including lifeboats and pilot cutters.


1990  Began practicing as a full-time artist

2011 Elected a Member of the American Society of Marine Artists

2015 Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists



American Society of Marine Artists

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