Canalia Hand-Painted Canalware

Hi I'm Anne and I love the bright, colourful decorations to be found on canal boats in England, and I paint these patterns onto all sorts of things which I sell via mail order from my website.

I have been painting canalware for almost 20 years and prefer to paint individual pieces rather than produce vast quantities of identical articles. Many of my pieces are one-offs, some being antique or historic artefacts, others being bought new for the purpose of decoration. Each piece is hand-painted with care to a design suggested by its shape or function.

The traditional motifs of roses and castles date from the middle of the 19th century and were originally used to decorate the narrow boats found mainly on the canals of the midlands and the south. Included somewhere in the design of each piece I paint is my painter's mark, a ladybug, and the article is then given a coat of varnish to give it a long-lasting protection. I paint to commission as well as for general sale.

If you would like to see my work please visit my website Canalia and browse around. You can order from the site's webshop directly, or download a mail order form if you don't like buying online. If there's something you would like that I don't have on the site, drop me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell me and I shall see if it's something I can produce for you.

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