Wood Out of Water images by Mark Roger Bailey explore the transformation from worn wooden waterlines - ribs, planks and pegs - to seaworthy brigs, schooners, whalers, ketches and yawls. Created with extraordinary attention to composition, color, line, form, texture and context. Each edition starts with inspiration, finds expression in vision, establishes purpose, and projects passion for its subject.
These works surface from my lifetime interest in the art and science of wooden boatbuilding. Nature gave humans trees. Man gave wood to the sea. Boats bring shores and people closer.
These images share profound aesthetic connections that continue to reveal new meaning to me over time. I hope that you find inspiration of your own within each artwork.
Most editions are offered as signed prints by the artist and are available for purchase by collectors and investors.
Charles W. Morgan - Port Quarter Rib Restoration II
Wood & Water
Californian (replica) | Near San Diego
Cuddy & Charles W. Morgan (Bark, 1841)
Strakes and Brass
Turquoise Through Hull in Red - Under Black Boot Stripe - 1930s
Charles W. Morgan - Brace No. 2
The Charles W. Morgan in year two of her five-year restoration. Salt water is kind to good wood and the Morgan’s 169-year old hull below the waterline was in remarkably seaworthy condition. - 28 November 2010