maritime paintings
nautical artists
Canadian Society of Marine Artists Nautical Artist

Mr Pretty was born in Chapel Arm, Newfoundland in 1944. As a child he started drawing but there was a scarcity of paper and pencils. He worked in the lumber woods with his father until 21 years of age when he moved to Montreal and worked on oil tankers.

While living in Montreal he discovered the art galleries and began oil painting. He has been painting full time since 1979 and marine and seascapes are his favourite subjects. Encouraged by his sales and the success of his one man shows, he continued painting after moving to Halifax and worked during the next eight years with the Atlantic Art Galleries. In 1982 he moved back to Newfoundland on the beautiful west coast and opened a studio.

Mr. Pretty's work is known abroad in Ireland and Australia and hangs in the Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Federal Governments, Parks Canada, and in corporations such as Bell and Newtel, Fortis, Shell Canada, Yamaha, and Toyota Canada. He has had many major commissions including murals for Red Bay Labrador depicting the Basque whaling industry.

Mr. Pretty has been teaching art for thirty years and had over 300 workshops in Atlantic Canada. He enjoys his art and takes great pride in his work.

The Wharf
The Kyle
Giclee 16"x 32"
The Marion


Safe Harbour
Acrylic 15"x 21"
Cape Royal


Winter Fishshacks
Acrylic 20"x 48"


Our Heritage
Acrylic 20"x 48"



artwork etching
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