James dodds: the blue boat

James Dodds: The Blue Boat charts the evolution of a popular painter who is the master mariner of current British art.

Beautifully illustrated and with a lively text by Ian Collins, the sequel volume to the award-winning James Dodds: Tide Lines focuses a life-long voyage on the pivotal painting of The Blue Boat in the year 2000. It celebrates a partnership with Messum’s now spanning two decades.

The saga follows a passion for wooden boats – from sailor to builder to painter – and explores how the latest pictures sail in the realm of dreams. As James says: “Painting can be a mirror to the soul and the boat is my vessel”.

Jardine Press Ltd
ISBN 978-1-8382272-0-3
282 x 235mm
£35 [buy]