Watercolour by Richard Joicey of a boat at Hayling Island
Richard Joicey (1925-1994)
Hauling her out for the winter, Hayling Island
Watercolour, signed, framed and glazed
Overall size: 52.8 x 68.8 cm (20 3/4 x 27 inches
Richard Raylton Joicey GM RSMA was born in 1925, the son of the actress Violet Loraine and Edward Raylton Joicey, grandson of the shipping magnate Sir Raylton Dixon. Educated at Harrow, he saw active service in the Royal Navy before joining the Swan Hunter shipyard on Tyneside as a draughtsman, furthering his studies at Durham University. Joicey was awarded the George Medal in 1956 for rescuing four workers trapped by a fire aboard the frigate HMS Eastbourne.
Having left the shipyard, he began to paint in 1960, initially in portraiture. He took evening classes and attended the Sir John Cass College of Art, moving towards maritime subjects and exhibiting with the Royal Marine Society of Artists.
Moving to Langstone Mill he began selling watercolours in the 1970s through the Gardner Gallery in Havant, often featuring his own much-painted home, and was later president of Chichester Art Society.