GB Marine Art was formed primarily to produce and market quality art reproductions from the paintings of Gordon Bauwens, one of Britain’s leading contemporary maritime artists. Our main aim is for fellow ship-lovers to share in the pleasure that this internationally renowned artist derives from the memorable maritime subjects and events he portrays in his paintings. By offering these works as high quality, individually-signed Lithographic and Giclee art prints, the considerable amount of care and time invested in the paintings can be appreciated by many more like-minded enthusiasts than would be possible for original paintings only. (For those interested in commissioning original paintings, please see our Commissions Page).
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Being a family business enables GB Marine Art to provide a personal and dependable service for our customers. We are greatly encouraged to regularly receive communications expressing appreciation for our products and service. Our records also show that a considerable proportion of our orders are from previous customers, or by their personal recommendation.
We invite you to join the many delighted marine art enthusiasts around the world who know that GB Marine Art's quality reproductions and originals rate among the best.
What our customers say
We'd like to share with you some of the many unsolicited comments received from our customers around the world...
Thank you Gordon. You are a very talented person and your print will
certainly become a family treasure in years to come.
His Royal Highness is absolutely delighted with the print of RMS Queen Mary.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Kensington Palace, London, England
Many thanks for your print of Titanic and my lighthouse. I think it is
very good and it will take pride of place on my wall. I hope you have every
success with it.
HH, Keeper of St Johns Lighthouse, County Down, Northern Ireland
I take pleasure in writing to let you know that I received the Welcome Home QE2 limited edition print. To say I am thrilled with it would be an
DA, Oregon, USA
You really are to be congratulated on your portrayal of No 534 - it truly
is a magnificent piece of work. I intend to have Queen Mary framed in the
same style as Home Waters and the two will look superb together.
SP, Cardiff, Wales
I have received your prints and am truly delighted with them. I thought it a
brilliant idea to depict the ships at a moment of history in each of their
lives. I have quite a collection of aviation, railway and countryside
prints, but your prints on the wall will take me out into the fresh air more
EL, Leighton Buzzard, England.
I am writing to say my three prints of the QE2,
Queen Mary and QE1 are
marvellous. They are my best possessions.
BS, Sydney, Australia
I had a wonderful surprise Christmas morning when I received the print of
the Titanic. The picture brings fond memories of my childhood. This was
the bay where I spent many happy days. I know it will be well admired and
cause much conversation about times past.
BS, Bromley, England.
I take this opportunity to express my absolute delight with the safe arrival
of your Home Waters print. You are indeed a very talented artist and the
realism created within your picture is very tangible. I look at your print
and almost expect the mighty QE2 to come crashing through the glass at any
DP, Geilston Bay, Tasmania
Thank you for the wonderful painting of the SS Sir Walter Scott on Loch
Katrine. This was the scene I had the pleasure of viewing with my own eyes
while exploring Rob Roy country.
DR, California, USA
My husband and I were particularly impressed with the print Welcome Home QE2.
We had never been to Greenock previously and I must say you live in a
beautiful part of the world. With the scenery and the famous QE2, you have
created something that I know will give us a great deal of pleasure.
PMJK, Redcar, England
The three prints I have are much admired and to me are outstanding. There
are not many good ship artists in the world. Mr Bauwens must rank as the best.
WM, Ontario, Canada
I have difficulty in finding sufficient expressions on receiving your
magnificent portrayal of the illustrious liner Queen Mary. Of equal
admiration is your outstanding artistry in producing such a gem of art.
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your limited edition print Aquitania - The Ship Beautiful and to express both my thanks and my admiration for
your superb work; it is truly lovely. Thank you for keeping the engineers of
Clydesides traditionally high standards alive.
JH, Southampton, England
I received your print Home Waters as a birthday present from my wife and I
wanted to write and tell you how much pleasure it has given me. The painting
captures a priceless moment in time, in which unfortunately I was unable to
take part as I was abroad, but one I can now share.
AM, Langbank, Scotland
Thank you very much for the magnificent Queen Elizabeth print. What a
beautiful painting. You have captured the event of the great ship returning
after her trials superbly. The detail is amazing.
JH, Winchester, England
Gordon Bauwens is a rising star amongst maritime artists. His passion for
ships illuminates his work.
NT, Cornwall, UK
Thank you for your personal service by post from UK. I am very impressed
with the print RMS Queen Mary, The Legend Begins.
CH, Hornsby, Australia
I have just received your print of the Aquitania and felt I must write to
say how delighted I am with it. It really took me back to holidays as a
youngster before the war. I must add the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
now as well as one of your QE2 prints. Jets are all very well, but nothing
will ever replace the style of these wonderful liners.
TG, Weston super Mare, England
Home Waters hangs above our stairs and has prime position, as it is
hanging over the main entry to our home. It 'looks a treat!' and is indeed a
real conversation piece.
Thank you for the fine art print of Titanic received last week. Would you
now send me a SS Sir Walter Scott. Thank you for such fine products and
AJW, Loughborough, England
Gordon has a superb eye for detail and captures the true spirit of the ships
SMP, London, England
Congratulations on your magnificent paintings - you truly have a wonderful
gift. I was transformed from age 86 to age 24 as I unrolled your print of
Queen Mary. Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories.
GR, Edmonton, Canada (GRs late husband served on one of the Clyde Shipping Cos tugs on the occasion depicted in the painting)
I have received the print of the beautiful Aquitania and regard it as a
RR, Hobart, Tasmania
I already have your superb Waverley print and
wish to order a SS Sir Walter Scott. Please let me know
what other marine prints you have for sale.
JA, High Wycombe, England
Many thanks for the prompt delivery of my copy of Welcome Home QE2. As I
only posted the bank draft a few days ago, both your company and the
respective postal services have really performed. May I wish you much
strength to your painting arm in the future.
DK, Transvaal, South Africa
Just a few lines to say we have added our latest QE2 ~ Transatlantic Arrival
to our collection of your other prints. We just had to tell you how
impressed we are with it. It is absolutely stunning and the attention to
detail is incredible. We receive lots of compliments from visitors and have
had so much pleasure from your pictures. Please accept our thanks and
praises for your brilliant work.
A & S C, Largs, Scotland
I remember standing outside the QE2's bookstore and seeing
RMS Queen Elizabeth ~ Fit for a Queen displayed in the window. I listened to other
passengers' comments - all favourable - and ended up purchasing the print
before I left the ship. At some point I would like to own all of your
prints, but for now wall-space is my limiting factor...
DJA, Portland, USA
You have once again produced a superb painting, (QE2 ~ Transatlantic Arrival)
which as usual looks like a colour slide taken yesterday. How you
can produce such works of art is beyond me!
IB, Chester, England
Thank you for sharing your passion for the great liners by producing these
beautiful paintings. I do love ships and those of the Cunard Line in
particular and was thrilled to find that your prints were available for
sale. I am now the proud owner of five of your magnificent prints, four of
which I purchased on the QE2.
RP, Sacramento, USA
I have very much enjoyed your previous prints of QE2, (Welcome Home QE2 and
Home Waters) and look forward to receiving the new QE2 ~ Transatlantic Arrival
edition. I have just been on your website, which I found very
interesting, and I would appreciate you putting my name against the Queen Mary 2 painting if it is ever produced as prints...
DK, Colchester, England