Fishing Boats


This painting is based on Cadgwith – a small fishing village in Cornwall situated on the Lizard Peninsula. It has recently been featured in a television programme starring Monty Halls as ‘The Fishermen’s Apprentice’. The village has its origins in medieval times as a collection of fish cellars in a sheltered south-east facing coastal valley with a shingle cove. Fishing subsidised local farmers’ livelihoods. From the 16th century, the village became inhabited, with fishing as the main occupation. Subsequently houses, lofts, capstan houses, and cellars constructed of local stone or cob walls and thatched or slated roofs were built along the beach and up the sides of the valley leading to Cadgwith’s characteristic Cornish fishing village appearance.

I have painted the thatched cottage overlooking the cove. Three fishing boats have been hauled up onto the beach by the tractor which is used to manoeuver the boats in and out of the water. In the foreground sits a lobster pot.

This high quality Giclee print is gallery wrapped and comes with an individualised Certificate of Authenticity. The print has an antique white mount and will fit a ready-made 40cm square frame.

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-27862

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Dimensions 25.5 x 25.5 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Shirley Netherton

I am a Cornish artist who has spent many years developing my unique style of painting with acrylics so that today my work is instantly recognisable. I feel lucky that the hobbies which I enjoy in my free time contribute towards my intense enthusiasm for painting. The photographs I take whilst walking and kayaking become the reference material for my work. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful county, surrounded by the sea with so many inland waterways - truly inspirational.

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