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Fred Kennett

Fred’s work as an artist ran for many years alongside his other role as a merchant seaman, a job which took him away from home for various lengths of time. However, this also offered him a valuable opportunity, while on leave, to pursue his first love – creating these amazing works of art. There are now some examples on the site of the pictures he created after visiting some of the derelict whaling stations in South Georgia. “I like the industrial dereliction they represent. Old industrial buildings in decay really lend themselves to pen & ink with the different types of brickwork, steelwork and rubble”. Fred also enjoyed drawing old steam tugs, coasters and trawlers as, “they have so much more character than the modern ones”.