Penlee Lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’ By Paul Fulcher

Penlee Lifeboat 'Solomon Browne' By Paul Fulcher

Paul Fulcher is a fine pencil artist who has produced a very detailed pencil copy of a photograph depicting the launch of the Penlee Lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’ and her crew.

Paul initially drew a portrait of ‘Coxwain,Patch’ for the lifeboat house, where that now hangs, and when delivered Paul was shown around the old Penlee boathouse at Mousehole where ‘Patch’ jokingly quipped “you can copy that one if you like”.

Now, 250 hours of pencil work later, Paul has produced a fine A2 framed copy of the Solomon Browne launch, which was presented to the Penlee Lifeboat crew at Newlyn on the 1st of June 2021.

Paul, born in Falmouth but now living in Peterborough, had family members on hand today for the presentation including his father Walter Fulcher, who lives at Mabe, they are a maritime family with relatives having been involved with the sea for generations.

Prints of Paul’s amazing artwork is available to buy on Etsy for a limited time.

“It’s a lovely gesture and very detailed, I’m sure the sea spray was difficult to draw, it looks amazing”

Coxswain Patch

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Original Handover 01/06/2021

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Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits make a great custom gift for all types of occasions or for that focal point in your living room. An A2 pencil drawing of your pet can take pride of place over the fireplace, over the bed, in the study, or on the staircase.

Recently I have been commissioned to complete a large number of personal artwork pieces of family pets. These have included dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds no name just a few.

Below are some of the recent pet portraits I have completed.

Recent Pet Portraits

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To get a quote for a pet portrait please click here. You can also buy prints of some of my artwork on my Etsy Shop.

How long do Pet Portraits take?

Each portrait takes on average between 200-300 hours to complete. All portraits are drawn in A2 size and in highly fine pencil. Time for delivery depends on capacity, so please feel free to get in touch via the contact page for a quote and current lead time.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. For further examples of my work, please see my Gallery above.

Where can I commission an artist?

I’m often asked when I show my artwork, “Where can I commission an artist?”. The answer is here lol. As well as creating artwork for charity events, athletes and nature, you can commission me as your artist to create a unique piece for your home or as a gift.

I was recently commissioned to create a highly detailed piece of a clients two dogs. In total this piece took over 200 hours to complete.

Where can I commission an artist?
Evie & Darcy Commissioned Dog Drawing

Complete with tufty pieces of fur, facial expressions, puppy dog eyes and even the odd bit of dirt. Each hair has been individually drawn and shaded to make a true to life portrait of each dog.

Evie is a terrier cross and has multiple shades across her coat. WIth her tufty beard and her harness being slightly lost in her thick black fur, you can certainly tell its her.

Darcy is a Bichon Frise

Darcy is a Bichon Frise with a brilliant white coat. However her crafty nature and love for country walks mean she is rarely brilliant white, as captured in this portrait.

How does commissioning an artist work?

The first step is to reach out to me and let me know what type of artwork you are looking for. Please note though that all my artwork is created in fine pencil. We can then discuss both price and timescale. Once we have agreed on a price and timescale, I will ask you to send me some high resolution photos that I can work from. Depending on the type of artwork I am creating, I may require some additional close up photos for added detail.

How to commission an artist?

If you would like to commission me to complete a piece for you, or if you would like more information on what it costs to commission an artist, please contact me. You can also contact me through my Facebook page.