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NarrowBoat Art

by Andre Cornhill
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NarrowBoat Art was started as an excuse not to polish the brass and copper in my home. As a coach driver I had seen narrow boats at destinations like Oxford and Stratford, and therefore attempted to paint the brass and copper in the style that I had seen on my travels.

Luckily for me, my partner Viv, liked what I had painted and this continued to a point whereby we ran out of space to display the items I had painted.

This lead to local craft fairs whereby I could display my work and hopefully sell a few items. Unfortunately as I live in Sussex on the coast with the English Channel, narrow boats are not seen very often.

Over the years we have been to many of the canal festivals and boat gatherings, but now we can be found once a year at Braunston for the Historic Boat Rally.

 

 

 

(Viv & Myself enjoying a break on our visit to the Black Country Museum)

Canal festivals where you may have seen us:

2001 - Tring Canal Festival

2002 - IWA National Festival at Huddersfield - Tring Canal Festival

2003 - IWA National Festival at Beale Park, Pangbourne - Tring Canal Festival -

2004 - IWA National Festival at Burton upon Trent - Tring Canal Festival - Moira Canal Festival -Saul Canal Festival- Parkhead Canal Festival

2005 - IWA National Festival at Preston Brook - Saul Canal Festival - Tring Canal Festival - Middlewich Canal Festival - Slough Canal Festival - Netherton Canal Festival - Shackerstone Canal Festival

2006 - IWA National Festival at Beale Park, Pangbourne -Saul Canal Festival - Slough Canal Festival - Netherton Canal Festival - Parkhead Canal Festival

2007 - IWA Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, Paddington, London - Reading Water Fest,Abbey Ruins, Chestnut Walk, Reading -IWA National Festival at St.Ives, Cambridgeshire - Netherton Canal Festival - Banbury Canal Day, Oxfordshire

2008 - IWA Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, Paddington, London - Reading Fest, Abbey Ruins,Reading -
Saul Canal Festival, Gloucestershire, Newbury Waterways Festival - Victoria Park, Newbury - IWA National Festival - Autherley Junction, Shrophire Union, Wolverhampton - Black Country Boating Festival, Windmill End, Netherton, West Midlands - Parkhead Boat Gathering, Dudley, West Midlands- Banbury Canal festival , Oxfordshire
 
2009 - Ownerships Show, at Braunston Marina, Daventry - IWA Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, Paddington, London - Crick Boat Show at Crick Marina,Northamptonshire - Braunston Historic Narrowboats Rally, at Braunston Marina, Daventry - Newbury Waterways Festival, Victoria Park, Newbury , - IWA National Festival at Nottingham,- Black Country Boating Festival,Netherton,West Midlands, - Banbury Canal Day
 
2010-IWA Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, Paddington, London- Crick Boat Show at Crick Marina,Northamptonshire- Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival, Braunston Marina,Northampton - Chesterfield Canal Festival at Worksop Rugby Club, - IWA National Festival at Beale Park, Pangbourne, near Reading, -Black Country Boating Festival, Windmill End-Netherton West Midlands,- Banbury Canal Day - Banbury, Oxfordshire
 
2011 - IWA National Campaign Festival, Becketts Park, Northampton - Boxmoor Canal Festival (formally Tring Canal Festival)Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival, Braunston Marina,Northampton - IWA National Festival & Boat Show at Burton upon Trent- Retford Historic Narrowboat Owners Club Gathering,Retford,Nottinghamshire - Banbury Canal Day - Banbury, Oxfordshire
 
 
2014-The Cuckoo Spring Fayre at Laughton, East Sussex,Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival
 
2015-Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival
 
2016-Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival