A personal portrait of your passion

A personal portrait of your passion

Harry Davis has been around boats for many years – and not just at boat shows around the world. Harry Herop

In fact, the Australian marine industry legend has spent much of his adult life building them, racing them and cruising them, selling them, operating his own sailing school and, in recent years, creating paintings of them for enthusiastic owners.

Harry says art has been as important in his life as ‘messing about in boats’.

It was with great pleasure Harry brought those two passions together for the Festival of Boating where he shared his boat portraits with Riviera owners interested in celebrating how much their Riviera luxury motor yacht means to them and their family’s lifestyle. Harry was painting in the Festival Hub and owners could watch him work and speak with him directly.

“Paintings become a reminder of family cruising, adventures and relaxing with friends,” says Harry. “Many owners really appreciate having their own work of art – a work with artistic value as well as emotional value. They love the way their paintings celebrate their yacht and their passion for the boating life.”

Harry’s paintings have all the essentials for re-creating the relaxing and rewarding Riviera life afloat – sea, sky and Riviera.

“Bringing them together stirs the emotions, the memories and the excitement,” he says.


Harry’s paintings are acrylic on deep-edge canvas stretchers and are completed ready to hang without the need for additional framing. Sizes can be varied to suit and range from 45.8cm x 61cm (18” x 24”) to 91.5cm x 1221cm (36” x 48”).

If you’d like to discuss your preferences and options for your original painting, please phone Harry on +61 (0) 413 375 107 or email harrydavisart@gmail.com.

– Congratulations to Michelle Baur of Brisbane who has won the competition for 12”x16” portraits of the Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge and 525 SUV, conducted at the Festival.

The Riviera Festival of Boating will in 2017 be held from 25-28 May. Please click here to register and receive the 2017 Festival program prior to its public release.


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