A big beautiful book with fabulous painting of famous sailing ships, working sail from colonial times, ships at war and modern freighters, by famous sailing ships, working sail from colonial times, ships at war, and modern freighters—illustrated in fabulous colour paintings by Australias best marine artist, perhaps the worlds Oswald Brett also tells his own story: learning to paint in Sydney as a boy; war service at sea and global travels. He adds ship paintings by other great artists. Every reader will envy his wonderful life and amazing talent. Ships illustrated in the book include The Golden Hind, James Craig, Endeavour, the First Fleet, Queen Elizabeth, Cutty Sark, Bounty, Bismarck and many more. Other artists included in the book are John Alcott, Charles Pears, Anton Otto Fischer and Charles Robert Patterson.