SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
RUGGED AND FORCEFUL
Trevor writes that a patron of his is an avid fan of the explorer, and wanted a portrait of Shackleton that might hang in his study.
He explains that he himself had read Shackleton's book South, the story of the Endurance expedition, as a teenager, and so well understood the liking and admiration for this extraordinary man.
He also, he says, found the James Caird Society website 'a real help' in researching the life and unique character of the explorer.
The painting and large sketch of Shackleton are now proudly displayed alongside his previous painting of Sir Winston Churchill.
'Since creating this work,' Trevor adds, 'I have now found out that many of my friends cited him as a personal hero.'
This bold and strongly conceived new portrait of Shackleton, showing the strains and tensions of polar exploration, is heartily to be welcomed.