Santa Elisa Martyred
Oil on Canvas
40" X 20" (100cm X 50cm)
SS. Santa Elisa Martyred
Dateline: 13 August 1942 4:48 am
The battle for the little island of Malta war reaching a crescendo.
The Pedestal Convoy with 13 Merchantmen and a tanker moved slowly eastwards.
The night hid dangers of its own and half an hour after midnight the enemy struck with talent and discipline.
Exchanging vicious fire with the Italian Motor Torpedo Boat (Motoscafo Anti-Silurante) Mas.557 slicing past her, spraying her decks with fire, she managed to hit the intruder causing its torpedo to overshoot.
Mas564 struck Santa Eliza on her starboard side abreast No 1 hold with a torpedo.
I am first and foremost a Gemini. My feet are placed precariously in several camps and constantly and easily cross over many boundaries.
My working life spanned 3 decades and embraced 3 continents. Some of my time was spent in the British Royal Navy and much of it in the International Automotive Industry.
An Engineer and Designer is automatically a keen observer of life and human nature and from that I take much inspiration for my art.
I do not call myself just an artist but rather a purveyor, documenter and expositor of life, from which my art bleeds and sometimes gushes forth!
My skills and qualifications have been honed over decades, influenced by both current and long dead artists., Some of those with whom I...
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