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Rodney Charman is a self-taught artist workin primarily in oils specialising in marine scenes, distinguished by their meticulous detail and atmospheric effects. He found a niche in the U.S. on the island of Nantucket, once the whaling capital of the world. There is a permanent display of his work at Nantucket, Massachussets U.S.A. and a book of his paintings detailing the marine history of the famous island was published in 1989. Several of his paintings have been published as prints and book illustrations.

A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibitions in London for many years, he has had many of his paintings published as Fine Art prints, one of them becoming the third highest selling print in the UK.

Rodney has travelled extensively to research his paintings, including Hong Kong, China and Nova Scotia and is a frequent visitor to America.

He illustrated the book \"The Famine Ships\", published in 1996 and the paintings formed a major exhibition of the artist\'s work at the South Street Seaport Museum, New York in 1998.