VINTON- (Vinton Lloyd)–
Started drawing ships rigging as a way of teaching in the early sixties.
He lived on his own 88 foot Baltic Ketch that was moored at Pier 2 North, Halifax Harbour.
He Joined Captain Lourmais in 1965 as a diver and Navigator aboard the research Ketch ‘Saint Brendan’.
He produced numerous drawings and paintings to accompany reports relative to the research they were engaged with around Newfoundland and the Atlantic provinces for the Federal Fisheries.
He sailed with Lourmais to Ireland in 1967 to reinact the historic voyage of Saint Brendan. After losing their expedition vessel in a hurricane off Black Sod Bay he spent six months painting marine subjects that were sold in Dublin Galleries.
During 1967 and 1968 he was commissioned by Peter Hayward Yacht Deliveries to deliver a number of vessels around the British Isles, the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic to Bermuda. Many of the yacht owners purchased his drawings and commissioned him to paint their yachts.
In 1969 and 1970 he was employed as master and navigator of luxury yachts along the US eastern seaboard Florida and the Caribbean. In 1970 through 1972 he became the Master of The Grand Banks Schooner, ‘Harry W. Adams’. He sailed her with the owner’s family (eleven children) and friends over 35,000 nautical miles.
He has studied with the late Jack Gray, and Graham Young.
He has been represented by a number of galleries in Halifax, NS, Mahone Bay, NS, Saint John, NB, Fort Lauderdale, Cleveland, Ohio, Reykjavik, Iceland, and Helsinki Finland. Works have been sold by Crowther & Braley Ltd. as well as Maynard’s Auctions, Vancouver. Most recently he participated in a two man show at Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB.
His works hang in private and corporate collections, world wide.
Now residing in his Family home in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Vinton can be found at his easel from early dawn and many times late into the night, forming a realistic link with a nautical history that he so loves.