Original Oil on Board
Duncan is an experienced and adventurous sailor and his voyages have inspired much of his stunning work. Ranging from evocative coastal landscapes to exhilarating representations of sailing through the wind, his compelling images confirm his position as the UK's most exciting and innovative contemporary marine artist. His distinctive white sails, majestic skies and sparkling reflections combine to form spellbinding narratives of life on the coast and at sea.
Taking his inspiration from the surrounding landscape and of course the sea, Duncan is particularly fascinated by the effects of natural light on colour. His distinctive palette conveys the cool yet vibrant shades of sea and sky as they appear to his artists eye. Verging on the abstract, his work is characterised by the dense application of richly textured acrylics, which create a sense of spontaneity and unstoppable energy.
Born in 1961, Duncan grew up in the Midlands. Despite living so far inland he managed to develop a passion for the sea, and spent a highly significant eighteen months sailing across the Atlantic and then around the coast of Britain. He now lives with his family in a remote area of Norfolk.