Arts & Culture


Britannia leading White Heather, off the Needles

Oil on board

Size: 36 x 60 ins / 91.44 x 152.40 cms


PRICE: £45,000


Private Collection, United Kingdom

Biographical Details

The artist was born in Huddersfield, in 1947.

Although interested in art, and gifted artistically from an early age, Renard chose to attend teachers training college at Liverpool University, finally graduating with a degree in the natural sciences

During his three years at training college, he developed a passionate interest in sailing.

Leaving his teaching profession behind, Renard then made his living as a portrait artist, taking lessons in ink drawing and becoming a freelance illustrator.

Purchasing a boat in the early 80’s, he taught himself to sail and at that stage, painted ships as a hobby

Since then, he has concentrated on yachting subjects and in addition, has been asked to work as the in-house artist for the Royal Thames Yacht Club. (For his first commission, he produced a painting of the Spithead review, honouring the birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.)

He is now regarded as one of the leading painters of yachting subjects and his work is held in many private and corporate collections worldwide.

For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact

Robert Jarman at ‘Objects of Desire’ Tel: 01962 793134 

1969 Renard framed

Thursday, August 9th, 2012