RECORDING BIRMINGHAMS’S URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, AND INSPIRED BY THE SUBLIME
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Lockgate. 1968.
Rounding Cape Horn – inspired by Francis Chichester. 1967. Gouache 30x45cm
‘Rounding The Horn’ was the first painting I ever exhibited, back in 1969 at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham. I can’t quite believe that was 52 years ago. It was inspired by Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed circumnavigation of the world, in nine months and one day: 1966-67.
“David R Bartlett’s gouache, ‘Rounding Cape Horn’, is small in size but is mighty in its conception of elemental forces at work”
Birmingham Post & Mail Review of: Spring Exhibition of Watercolours and Craftwork 1969