Sale of some magnificent paintings by Robert G. Lloyd

Our world is blessed with many fine maritime artists, but every now and again one comes along that is very special indeed; Robert G. Lloyd is one of those special artists.

Today, Robert's work is very much sought after and can be found exhibited in art galleries, museums, aboard some of the world's most celebrated ocean liners and even in Buckingham Palace.

We are so fortunate to be able to sell Limited Edition fine art prints of Robert's work, which are so popular worldwide, but now for the first time, we are able to sell some of his wonderful originals.

We sell them with mixed feelings for they are an important part of a special collection of his work that we commissioned Robert to do.

We take great pride in our maritime DVDs and go to enormous lengths to make sure that what we do is nothing but the very best, and that's why we went to such great lengths to have Robert's work as the centre piece of their covers.

Queen Elizebeth 2

Those DVD/Video sleeves are quite special, and we have many people all over the world collecting them, which in turn makes the original paintings so much more important and collectible, adding to their value.

We have now produced a staggering 33 DVDs, all with original artwork and as a consequence, have so many paintings that we're rapidly running out of living space.

So, unless we move to much larger premises, we have little option other than to take the painful decision to sell some of these precious works of art.

It's very seldom that paintings by Robert Lloyd become available, especially the ones featured on the front of our artwork, but as the old saying goes... One man's loss is another man's gain, so now is your chance to make one of these beautiful works of art your own.

If you do buy one of these paintings, then it's worth remembering that when you stop to admire it as it hangs pleasingly in your home or office, not only is it special to look at, but it will go on increasing in value, and there aren't too many things you can say that about these days is there!

Queen Mary 2

How to buy

This is the only time we will sell Robert Lloyd originals, so we hope you will appreciate and enjoy the ones on offer. We have decided it would be wrong to price them here, so for further information call us on: 00 44 (0) 1273 585391 or 584470 or email des@snowbow.co.uk

View Paintings

British Reliance in Heavy Weather

Paintings of tankers are pretty rare, which makes this one just that little more special.

How many ex tanker men remember scenes like this as they battled stormy seas?

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 31" x 23" inches and is featured on the front of episode 14 in the Great Liners Video series, "Tankers".

Blue Funnels Machaon arriving at the Liverpool Bar

This painting captures that magical moment when one of those magnificent Blue Funnel ships arrives at the famous Liverpool Bar, ready to make its way into the great port of Liverpool.

Like so much of Robert's work, the painting is so alive and you can just sense the feeling of excitement amongst her crew as, after a long voyage to the Far East, they return to their home port where their families and girl friends are waiting to greet them... Yes, those were truly memorable days!

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 32" X 27" inches and is featured on the front of episode 27 in the Great Liners series: "The Great Port of Liverpool".

Queen Mary Atlantic crossing at speed

Back in the golden days of ocean travel, to sail aboard one of the great trans-Atlantic liners was something everyone dreamed of doing. Of all those great Atlantic liners, none was more famous than the celebrated Queen Mary.

Many artists have done paintings of her arriving and sailing from New York and Southampton, but we wanted something a little different to show the ship in all her powerful glory on her maiden voyage... her speed, power and pride, which is exactly what Robert has managed to capture in this magnificent painting.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 28" X 36" inches and is featured on the front of episode 13 in the Great Liners Video series, "The Maiden Voyage of the Queen Mary".

Southern Cross Homeward bound

Every now and again a ship comes along, so revolutionary in style that it influences the design of ships for decades to follow, and the magnificent Southern Cross was one of those great ships.

We asked Robert to try to capture not only the splendour of her unique design, but also the feeling of just what it must have been like for her passengers and crew to have sailed aboard her on one of her ‘around the world voyages', which is exactly what Robert has managed to do.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 29" X 36" inches and is featured on the front cover of Episode 22 in the Great Liners Video series.

Empress of Britain 2, arriving in Liverpool

The great white liners of Canadian Pacific were so much a part of the spectacular Liverpool maritime pageant, with their every arrival and departure greeted with, bands, boat trains and hundreds of spectators.

It's such a shame that your can no-longer stand on the Liverpool shore and see such sights, but this wonderful painting by Robert of the Empress of Britain arriving, really is quite special and brings back so many special memories of that Golden Age of Ocean Travel.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 32" X 27" inches and is featured on the front of Episode 26 in the Great Liners series, "The Great Port of Liverpool (Part 1)".

Lurline passing beneath the Golden Gate

Not so many years ago the freighters and liners of the Matson line were a regular sight around the American ports and across the South Pacific. Sailing aboard one of their great ocean liners was a lifetime experience of luxury, excitement, adventure and memories.

We asked Robert for a painting that would capture and symbolise the magnificence of those great ships, which is exactly what he's managed to achieve in this impressive painting of the Lurline as she passes beneath the Golden Gate bridge on her way to Hawaii... what a magnificent sight she makes.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 33" X 25" inches and is featured on the front cover of Episode 29 in the Great Liners series, "The Matson Line".

Blue Funnel's Cyclops in the Mersey

When we produced our first programme about the port of Liverpool, we really wanted a painting that would recreate the great maritime atmosphere of the port in its heyday and once again, that's exactly what he has managed to give us.

When I look at the painting I can almost smell the special aroma of exotic spices and general cargoes, blending with the busy sounds of ships that were so much a part of Liverpool. Ships like the ones shown here; Blue Funnels Cyclops, with Elder Dempster's Aureol in the background and a Palm Line Ship passing by... Sadly, we'll never see sights like this in real life ever again, but we can at least enjoy them in this magnificent painting.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 33" X 28"" inches and is featured on the front of Episode 9 in the Great Liners series, "Mersey Bound".

The Queen of Bermuda sailing on maiden voyage from New York after WW2

Pier 95 was once the home of Furness Withy ships and perhaps the most famous of these was the handsome "Queen of Bermuda" Fondly known as the millionaires yacht., she took the rich and famous such as the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers, and movie stars like Clark Gable and Shirley Temple and authors such as Hemmingway and Noel Coward on voyages to and from Bermuda.

Americans loved the Queen of Bermuda so much that they even chose her to star in the largest photograph ever manufactured, 60ft long and 18ft high, to display on the concourse of Grand Central Station.

Once again we asked Robert to do a painting that would capture an important moment in time for this iconic ship, which is what he has managed to do here, showing her leaving her berth on her first post war voyage from New York. Oh to be able to return to the splendour of those halcyon maritime days.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 37" X 28"" inches and is featured on the front of Episode 12 in the Great Liners Video series, "From Broadway to Bermuda".

The Mauretania 2, preparing to set sail from Liverpool on her maiden voyage in 1939, with the Voltaire in the foreground

Thousands of spectators lined the banks of the Mersey on the 17th June 1939, to witness a very special occasion... the maiden Voyage of Cunard White Star's new super liner RMS Mauretania.

Lamport and Holt's Voltaire is turning in the river, ready to start a West African cruise and in the background is one of those great Canadian Pacific Liners... What a wonderful scene Robert has ,managed to capture here. Sadly the Voltaire was lost to enemy Action during WW2, but in this magnificent painting she will live forever.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 33" X 28"" inches and is featured on the front of Episode 8 in the Great Liners Video series, "Echoes of the Mersey".

Port Chalmers, New Zealand

We asked Robert to do a painting set in the middle part of the last century, of one of those beautiful little ports that can be found dotted all around the coast of New Zealand, and this is what he came up with... the beautiful little maritime home of Port Chalmers.

When you look at the painting you can almost touch the tranquillity of the little port, yet at the same time we get a magical view of just some of the magnificent old ships that were once so much part of it daily life.

Shown tied up alongside here, from left to right are Union Steam's Komata, NZSCo's Hinakura, Federal Lines, Cambridge, Blue Star's Australia Star and Port Line's Port Fairy. What a perfect maritime summer's day this painting has to give.

The size of this painting, framed in antique guilt is 36" X 29" inches and is featured on the front of Episode 20 in the Great Liners Video series, "Ships To New Zealand (Part 3)"

The Great Cunarders

Southampton is one of the nosiest seas ports in the world, especially during the summer season when giant cruise ships line the quaysides, but you know, despite endless parade of ships, the port just doesn’t have the sense of importance and excitement it had during the ‘Golden age of Shipping, when Southampton was not only crammed full of ships of every shape and size, it was also crammed full of excitement and adventure.

Every square inch of the port and the whole surrounding area supported a way of life for thousands of people, people who never tired of an almost magical world. Children would lay in bed listening to the ships as they sailed in and out of the port… they even knew by the sound of the whistle the names of the ships.

It really was such an amazing place to have been part of or to have visited and like most amazing places, every now and then something truly special would happen, as in this magnificent painting by Robert Lloyd, showing one of the rare moments when two of the greatest ocean liners in maritime history would be in port together, side by side, creating maximum exhilaration as the surrounding quaysides thronged with passengers, crews and dockside workers; the noise, the hustles, the excitement, especially when the famous “The Cunarder” boat train spun its silvery wheels in clouds of hissing steam as it slowly edged away from the big ships, taking its importance on the express journey to London.