Christopher Scanes (local)
I have been painting since childhood. I have always been interested in things maritime which is reflected in much of my work. Non marine work forms a second string. Now retired from a career in sail making, I have an intimate knowledge of the sea in all its aspects. One speciality is yacht portraiture, and I have undertaken many commissions featuring specific owner's boats.
A brief year at art school in my teens gave me a groundwork, but otherwise I am self-taught. In retirement I have more time to devote to my painting. I live in the village of Clyst St. Mary, near Exeter.