Gordon Bauwens


This is from Naval Art website:

“Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1951, Gordon Bauwens’ deep passion for ships and their environment was clearly kindled by his proximity to the River Clyde. As a schoolboy, he could often be found cycling among the River’s docklands and shipyards – birth place of many of the world’s greatest ships. Early paintings based on these images won him gold and bronze medals in regional schools art competitions. He regularly cycled the 30 mile round trip to Clydebank to watch progress on Queen Elizabeth 2, the last great Cunarder to be built on the Clyde. Witnessing her launch in 1967 from the river bank opposite John Brown’s Shipyard, left a deep and lasting impression – and a burning ambition to one day stand on those famous decks.”


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