Art Gallery of Sailboat Painting, Sailing Art, Seascapes and
Artistic Sailboats - Raenette Franklin - Artist
My love of the water began as a child when my
family would spend all summer in a cottage on a lake in Michigan. My first
job was as a life guard.
sailing as a windsurfer then progressed to sailboats. I now sail all summer
on Lake Michigan and race with The Little Traverse Yacht Club. I own a
J100 which I named "Courage, pictured here during the Rolex National Campionship. It has a PHRF rating of 93.
Our crew has progressed rapidly. We ended the season with three first places in a row, ahead the rest of the fleet by five minutes after correted time. Next season we will move up to race with the J105s. I am looking forward to the challange.
In the winter I sail on the Gulf of Mexico
and various other places in the Caribbean. I got my
bare boat rating in the British Virgin Islands. Last February I attended a week of J World Racing School in Key West.
I race with The University of Michigan Sailing Club where I am a sailing instructor. We sail J15s and Lasers.
You can visit my blog at:
to read about about my adventures and view
hundreds of my seascape pictures from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
I began drawing and painting as a child. I graduated from college with an degree in fine art and spent many
years as a commercial illustrator. I also exhibited in art fairs. These
days, I exhibit my art in art shows, competitions, ang the "By the Bay Gallery" in Harbor Springs, northern Michigan.
For my complete resume please click here:
To view more of my art please visit my
other web site: www.rlfranklin.com
Thank you for taking the time to view my
and please return again. I am always working on something new inspired by my
love of sailing.