The Sovereign of the Seas, Tall Ship at Sea
The Sovereign of the Seas, Tall Ship at Sea
The Sovereign of the Seas, Tall Ship at Sea
The Sovereign of the Seas, Tall Ship at Sea

The Sovereign of the Seas, Tall Ship at Sea

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Growing up in Connecticut, tall ships were omniprescent in decor. In my own home and those of friends and family, a traditional painting of a tall ship was standard. Perhaps this was a result of Connecticut's beginnings as a home to multiple seaports, or perhaps simply because of the classic design sensibilites of it's residents. 

Upon moving to the North Shore of Boston, I again encountered the appreciation for these classic images, no doubt inspired by the rich trade history of Salem and modern fishing mecca of Gloucester.

I've always loved this style of painting and wanted to experiment with a more modern interpretation of this early American subject. What resulted was a series of pen and pencil drawings of famous sailing vessels.  Sovereign of the Seas was the star of the series as it feels alive with movement and gives new life to an image from the past. 


Unframed prints sized up to 12 x 16" are printed on flat, unstretched canvas. They are printed, hand cut, and packaged in the artists studio.

Unframed prints 12 x 16" and up as well as ALL framed prints are printed on heavyweight archival paper and ship directly from the printmaker or framer.

 pencil drawings, particularly of the beloved Sovereign of the Seas - depicted with a movement that breathes new life into its timeless image.

Leave me a note in the personalization box to let me know if you would like to add a mat to your art (no additional cost) or would prefer it unmatted. If the box is left blank, art will be framed without a mat.

Mats used are 1" or 2" white mats, depending on the size of the art. Prints over 25 x 37" cannot be matted.


Framing may add 1 - 7 business days to processing time.


Additional Framing Options and/or sizes are available upon request. Please send a message if you don't see what you are looking for.


12 x 16" and smaller unframed prints ship directly from the artist in 1-3 business days.

Larger prints ship directly from a specialized print shop and take 2-5 business days.

Framed prints ship directly from the framer in 2-7 business days.


Small prints are flat packed in a sturdy photo mailer.

Large prints (11 x 14" and over) are rolled and packaged in tubes.

Framed art ships directly from the framer, securely packaged in a cardboard crate.