The program is to tell the history of some of the ships which served New Zealand both as Passenger ships ,cargo vessels, coastal traffic and even the support vessels that never received quite the glamour their larger counterparts did .
Each half hourly program will aim to tell us why they became so well loved and the credit of those who sailed and built these fine machines of the sea. We will also include some lovely and exciting soundtracks from films and TV about the sea.
Wallace W.Trickett is a professional painter whose artwork specializes in maritime , road, rail transport with landscapes too. Born in the industrial town of Barrow in Furness, where the worlds largest steel making plants were built in the latter 19th century and the famous Vickers Armstrong’s Shipbuilding and Engineering Works it laid the foundation for an engineering career followed by Merchant Navy service and then work in the Transport Industry in New Zealand after emigrating in the late 1970’s.
He produced cartoons for various NZ newspapers and magazines over 25 years but his main passion has been with painting and since 1997 over 2000 original works (plus thousands of prints ,postcards and calendars) have been commissioned and sold globally , including places on the River Amazon, Christmas Island and Antarctica. His work also hangs in the homes of several famous families and in board rooms and offices around the world, plus in the officers accommodation on board the Maersk Shipping Line Fleet of vessels.
Recently he achieved having work unveiled in two separate places on the same date 12,000 miles apart linked to the same event . and produced the First Day cover and postage stamp for 75 years of the NZ Air Training Corp.
Wallace welcomes commissions and will oblige with free quotes . He is married to Sue and they have a grown up family with continuing crew extension of Grandchildren.
The Anchorage Studio
128 Rahui Road.
Ph 06 364 6069