Copyright Ed Hamilton

Painting in the Antarctic

In later years he developed a love for The Antarctic and, though in his 70's, spent two winters there aboard H.M.S. Endurance, courtesy of The British Navy. He was flown by helicopter into the interior and painted some magnificent scenes of this lonely landscape, as well as recreations of Shackleton's expedition and documentation of the old buildings left by these and other brave men.

He was the inspiration and a founding member of 'The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust' which, under the patronage of Princess Anne, raises money to preserve the artifacts and huts of early explorers and to inform and educate the British people about their Antarctic heritage.





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