The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is hosting a new art exhibition, Wood to Water.

Acclaimed artist, James Dodds, is returning to Falmouth to showcase his artwork, inspired by small boats from the south west.

Richard Doughty, museum director, said: "We’re honoured to welcome James back to the museum with his latest work. This is our second collaboration. When the museum first opened its doors to the public in 2002, James was the very first artist to exhibit his work here. James’ paintings and linocuts capture the workmanship and unpretentious beauty of the traditional wooden boat: no museum could be more delighted to host this exhibition."

One of the largest paintings he has ever undertaken will be on display. This depicts a Falmouth pilot cutter, measuring at over seven metres wide.

Initially becoming a shipwright’s apprentice James later studied painting at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.

He said: "Being able to see the boats that have so heavily influenced my work from the museum makes this exhibition distinctive and unique".

All artworks in the exhibition will be on sale, with Dodds donating a significant proportion of all sales to the museum.

Wood and Water runs from Thursday, October 3 until Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of admission to the museum. Paintings can be bought through the museum and the price list is available online.