Shane Couch is a marine artist and schooner historian. He is the official Artist to the “Classic Yacht Experience” and the “International Schooner Association” and specialises in paintings that depict the great Racing Schooners both past and present. He participates in the various classic yacht regattas around the Mediterranean which serve as inspiration for his work.
Shane was born in Lancashire and worked for fifteen years in the Aircraft industry whilst teaching himself to paint, before moving to Cowes in 1995, since when he has worked as a professional artist. His paintings draw on his engineering background, with many of his historical subjects based on 3d models built on his computer from original lines plans and inspired by race reports.