Portraits at Sea
Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall was invited by film-maker and photographer Ann-marie Conlon of Lucky Mask Productions to sit with men who helped to forge the seafaring industry in Hull, an east coast port located on the banks of the Humber estuary which was until recent times, Britain’s largest fishing hub employing thousands of men and women throughout the city.
Over several weekends Hall sat with the men and drew them whilst engaged in conversation as the participants relayed stories, anecdotes and facts, about their lives in the fishing industry, stories little known to the world outside their community. Ann-marie Conlon, a photographer and filmmaker whose photos famously captured the collapse of the Twin Towers, filmed Hall throughout the drawing process.
Below is a selection of drawings by Dan Llywelyn Hall from Portraits at Sea. Click on any of the thumbnails to start the gallery.
Dan Llywelyn Hall
Dan’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the UK in both solo and group exhibitions in venues such as the Saatchi Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Wales, Windsor Castle, MoMA Wales and others. Recent portrait commissions/sittings include Her Majesty the Queen, H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge, Harry Patch, Sir Michael Caine, Woody Allen, Cate Blanchett.
Visit Dan’s website at www.danlhall.com
Seafarers. Lucky Mask Productions. Director and Producer: Ann-marie Conlon. Artist: Dan Llywelyn Hall. Director of Photography and First Assistant Director: Noel Probyn. Editor and Camera Assistant: James Powell. Writer and Editor: Oliver Johnson. Assistant Editor: Haydn Campbell. Sound: Leanne Dimant. Designer: Emily Burcham. Titles and Visual Effects: Mark Pritchard. Assistant Transcriber Runner: Neil Anderson.