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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery is Everything Nautical

A vignette inside Skipjack's nautical showroom.
Welcome to the world's most unique and diversified nautical store. Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery is an upscale retail store located in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. The store offers a focused collection of authentic maritime antiques, fine marine paintings, prints, sculpture and carvings, custom nautical furniture and furnishings, lamps, lighting and lampshades, most re-purposed from retired vintage and antique ships salvage. We also carry maritime instruments such as telescopes, sextants, octants, compasses, clocks and barometers.

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery showroom
window display, spring 2018. Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA.
Our ship model gallery offers a varied selection of antique, vintage and newly made models of boats and sailing ships, half-hulls and ships-in-bottles.

Authentic nautical antiques, marine art, maritime instruments, nautical decor
can be found at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art gallery
Skipjack also creates their own line of boating apparel, jewelry and other custom nautical/coastal inspired products and gifts too!

Skipjack Nautical Wares
& Marine Art Gallery
620 High Street ~ Portsmouth, VA 23704 ~ 757-399-5012

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Virginia Artist Herb Jones Personal Maritime Collection

Herb Jones (1923-1998 ) marine artist Herb Jones, a native of Norfolk, Virginia was known for his
Marine and wildlife artist
 Herb Jones
paintings that reflected his intense love of nature, geese in flight and the Back Bay of Virginia.

He sold over 500,000 of his limited edition prints during his lifetime. His works were selected for permanent collections in museums and exhibits throughout the world. Before his life's end, he received worldwide recognition as an artist, listing among 'Who's Who in American Art' and various international catalogs of artistic and intellectual notables.

Lionel US Navy Ship's Binnacle is part of
the Herb Jones Maritime Collection

Herb Jones was also an avid outdoorsmen, fisherman and hunter. The inspiration for his paintings was a direct reflection of the life that he lived and the places he visited.

An authentic 8-spoke brass ship's wheel.
The Herb Jones Maritime Collection is composed of vintage and antique nautical items that the artist owned for years in his Norfolk, Virginia residence and art studio. Here is a rare opportunity to own an item once cherished by this world-renowned artist!

An original egg tempera painting by Norfolk Virginia
artist Herb Jones titled "Backbay Blizzard".
We also just received two original paintings by Herb Jones. Here's the link: Herb Jones

Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.

Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!