About The Artist
Marine artist Lukman SinclairI was born near Liverpool in 1946. I enjoyed painting as a child but developed an interest in photography in my teens and eventually took a 3 year course in creative photography at the London College of Printing. After that I worked as a photographer in London for another 3 years before returning to Merseyside and a job with Customs & Excise. This gave me the opportunity of spending my days on ships, which I love, as a member of a rummage crew, searching for smuggled goods. Later, in a more sedate role, I worked on Liverpool docks, examining cargoes and I spent lunchtimes sketching and painting ships from the comfort of an official Mini. By 1985 colleagues were buying pictures and ex-mariners were commissioning paintings of ships. Since then purchasers have included Harrison Line, H M Customs & Excise and the National Customs Museum (at the Liverpool Maritime Museum). Prints of my work are on sale at a number of galleries on Merseyside, including The Liverpool History Shop at the Albert Dock, Liverpool and the John Gerrard Gallery, Hoylake. In March 2001 I took early retirement from Customs in order to paint full-time.
My inspiration comes from a love of ships and the sea (perhaps inherited from my father who was at sea for 25 years), from the elegant shapes of working vessels in particular and from a love of drawing and painting.

Contact Sinclair Fine Art:
E-mail: lukmans@sky.com
Wirral - Liverpool - Merseyside - UK

Watercolour paintings and prints of maritime scenes by UK artist Lukman Sinclair:
Digital, colour-balanced, light stable (Giclée) prints for artists: