Many years ago I stumbled across this display of canal side art. Created of course to appeal to those creative interior and garden design folk anxious to create colourful and dimensional statements. They are loosely based upon the art styles used on the old Narrowboats, not authentic as narrowboat art has its very own style. The Artist (if I recall correctly was called Helen Underhill) and had her Studio based next to the Staffs and Worcester Canal at Stourport. The Studio was and old Lock side cottage dated 1853.
Apart from , lets call it Tourist Art, she also sold traditional accessories for todays narrowboat owners. Not sure after all these years that the Studio is still open….. but Narrowboats will still pass through these locks….
(David Oakes 2020