Nautical Chart Art Prints and Watercolor Paintings are a unique form of art work for your home or office and it is a perfect arts and crafts gift for a boater, veteran, active military person, change of command or anyone who loves the water.
Nostalgic art prints and paintings of Lighthouses, Diners, Amusement Parks, Hot Rods, Junkyards and Places of the Past. Bygone Amusement Parks, Roadside Drive-Ins, Race Car Drivers/Tracks. Rusty Cars and lots more DOWN MEMORY LANE
The paintings are created by applying watercolors, acrylics and ink on nautical charts or watercolor paper. Commission paintings are perfect for Military Change of Command gifts , ship reunions, business, garage, mancave or a very special gift.
Waterfire in Providence Rhode Island has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park.
Nostalgic art prints are originally painted on a nautical chart by the artist William B. MacGregor Jr. His painting begins by using “old skool” mechanical and civil drafting techniques to sketch and ink the drawing. He completes the painting with the application of watercolors, acrylics and ink. The nautical chart/watercolor art prints are mounted in most cases on a double mat and fit into a standard picture frame.
I would be honored to do a one of a kind commissioned painting of your boat, navy ship, lighthouse or special place on a nautical chart.
William. B. MacGregor Jr. Watercolors The Junkyard Artist
William B. MacGregor, Jr. was born in Medfield, MA in 1947, the son and the grandson of Norfolk Hunt Club kennel masters who also were artists. Bill is a graduate of Medfield High School, Wentworth Institute, and Northeastern University. His engineering career, from which he is now retired, included working for military and aerospace companies in industrial engineering and IR optics. His painting incorporates “old skool” mechanical and civil drafting tools and he uses a mixed medium of watercolors, acrylics and inks. Two rabbits are often in quite a few of his paintings. Look for them. He is frequently commissioned by United States Naval officers to create paintings of their ships and aircraft carriers on nautical charts. In May, 2018, and for one year, four of Bill’s automotive related paintings were on display at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA.