The Norwegian sail training barque Statraad Lehmkuhl, built in 1914 , on a visit to Portsmouth with HMS Victory behind . Viewed from Royal Clarence Yard , Gosport

13 of the best paintings by Gosport-based marine artist Colin M Baxter

With over 35 years experience you can see why Colin Baxter’s paintings capture the imagination and a little piece of history.

Professional marine artist Colin has been painting around Portsmouth harbour for over 35 years and has held many museum and gallery exhibitions locally. His summer exhibition is now on at Driftwood Studio Gallery in North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, with watercolours, acrylics and driftwood creations featuring until mid September. His website is www.colinmbaxter.co.uk.

Haslar Creek runs into the heart of Alverstoke, Gosport. At one time it was navigable almost up to St Mary's church for small cargo ketches like this. c1880. Watercolour.

5. Haslar Creek runs into the heart of Alverstoke , Gosport . At one time it was navigable almost up to St Mary's church for small cargo ketches like this . C.1880 . Watercolour.

Haslar Creek runs into the heart of Alverstoke, Gosport. At one time it was navigable almost up to St Mary's church for small cargo ketches like this. c1880. Watercolour.
Colin M Baxter
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Nocturne watercolour of the Omani Navy's sail training ship Shabab Oman II, illuminated at night on South Railway Jetty, on her first visit to Portsmouth Naval Base a few years ago.

6. Nocturne watercolour of the Omani Navy's sail training ship SHABAB OMAN II , illuminated at night on South Railway Jetty , on her first visit to Portsmouth Naval Base a few years ago.

Nocturne watercolour of the Omani Navy's sail training ship Shabab Oman II, illuminated at night on South Railway Jetty, on her first visit to Portsmouth Naval Base a few years ago.
Colin M Baxter
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Watercolour of the river Hamble from Bursledon c.1925

7. Watercolour of the river Hamble from Bursledon c.1925

Watercolour of the river Hamble from Bursledon c.1925
Colin M Baxter
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The Haslar Marina lightship at Gosport. One of Colin's more modern acrylics on canvas.

8. The Haslar Marina lightship at Gosport . One of my more modern acrylics on canvas.

The Haslar Marina lightship at Gosport. One of Colin's more modern acrylics on canvas.
Colin M Baxter
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