Pearl Boat

Pearl Fishing Boat

The Painting

Ready Mounted Print

Ready Mounted Print

As a Framed Print

As Framed Print


The prints come in 4 sizes and are ready mounted for standard 'off-the-shelf' frames or framed in a Hi-Gloss White frame with acrylic glass to museum grade:


- MICRO - Mount size is 10" x 8" and print size approx 5" x 7.75" (without title text).

- SMALL - Mount size is 40cm x 30cm and print size approx 29cm x 19cm

- MEDIUM - Mount size is 20" x 16"" and print size is approx16" x 12"

- LARGE - Mount size is 24" x 20" and print size is approx 20" x 16"

Art 5257 by Chris Slater



Old Arabia - Pearl Fishing Boat

About this painting

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For centuries before the discovery of oil, pearl trading was the mainstay of the Dubai economy. Fishermen would dive off boats such as the one I have painted to pick the oysters from the seabed in the shallows of Al Kaleej.

These days it is virtually an industry of the past and no commercial pearl-fishing is worked anymore in Dubai.


This boat sat on the beach at Jumeirah, Dubai and was like a silent sentinel to times gone by.


I painted the scene in soft pastel and on Canson Mi-Tientes textured grey-brown paper approx 20" x 28". The detail on the ribbing took so long that the whole painting took me over 3 weeks to complete.




The Original is part of my private collection and not for sale.


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