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