Dodds’ panoramic seaside views are amongst his most popular works. Each print takes about 3 months to design, cut the blocks and print. They are deceptively complex. Whilst illustrating the coastal landscape, they also encapsulate a way of life and community centred upon boats and the sea.
The prints below are in chronological order, the most recent first.
Early Morning, Penzance
Falmouth Town Quay
New Planks on the Lewis R. French, Rockland
North End Shipyard, Rockland
JJ Prior Sand Barges, Fingringhoe
Keel Boats and Cobles, Staithes, Yorkshire
T. Nielsen Shipyard, Gloucester Docks
Memories of St Monans
Sail Lofts, Tollesbury
A Hundred Years of Rowhedge Waterfront
William Stuttle’s Yard
St Osyth Boatyard
Last Ships, Cook’s, Wivenhoe
Showing the Kilmourne destined for Belfast and the sail training ship Lord Nelson under construction. She was launched October 1985.
Scotch Derrick at Colne Marine, Wivenhoe
New Pilot Cutters, Gweek
Showing Hesper, Agnes and Eve, replica Scillonian pilot cutters built by Working Sail at Gweek in Cornwall.
Hastings Stade, Past and Present
Smack Dock, Brightlingsea
Brightlingsea was once an important boat-building centre, with the Aldous shipyard a major employer in the town. The shipyard has now closed but the town still maintains links to its maritime past, not least as an active yachting centre and as a dock for the rebuilt Pioneer.
Brightlingsea, Past and Present