He started sailing to Labrador and Greenland, and became a passionate painter of the Arctic coast and seas. One work was commissioned by Queen Victoria.
A sailor for over 7 years, he knew the sea. He then became a highly successful painter of scenery and panoramas. See his superb painting of St Michael’s Mount.
His romantic views of the North Cape of Norway and the Northern Lights were for many their first glimpse of the uttermost north.
Lighthouses in the paintings of JMW Turner, Constable, Monet, Signac, Peder Balke, and others, from England to Turkey.
Where land, sea, and sky meet. Sought-after and hugely popular in fine weather, the forces of nature are most obvious in storms. The cradle of Impressionism and more modern painting.