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Welcome to Jack's Taxi - Original Limited Edition Royal Navy Ship Artworks

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Home to the UK's largest collection of short run limited edition artworks of Royal Navy ships past and present

Civvie ships Royal Navy limided edition prints by Nick Barwis
www.jackstaxi.net
This site has been created for all those men and women who have served at sea in the Royal Navy. In it you will find over 600 short run limited edition artworks of Royal Navy ships past and present, plus many foreign naval and civilian ships, all created by ex-RN Cook and digital artist Nick Barwis.

The Navy has two things over the other two services - Its men (obviously!) and its ships. They're where we worked, laughed, slept and played. As we get older our memories fade a little and those we do retain become rosier the thicker the glass in our spectacles becomes! Hopefully this site will offer Jack the chance to rekindle those happy memories when we were young, daring and pretty carefree. We drunk way too much, and spent far too much time in front of the Jimmy, but we laughed like drains at the incredible humour on the mess deck and primarily and above all (and against popular belief that we were there to protect the nation) we were there to get the girl!

It's pretty ironic that most of us are now more anchor faced than we ever were when we served in the Andrew. I hope you like the art.


Nick Barwis CK, RN - D166158P
An Example of what you get - HMS SCYLLA - "Homeward Bound"


Spot The Happy Ships - Top 10 Sellers  - Last Updated 06/08/2016

Top 10 ships

1 - HMS PLYMOUTH

2 - HMS FEARLESS

3 - HMS HERMES

4 - HMS ARK ROYAL

5 - HMS BRISTOL

6 - HMS EAGLE

7 - HMS AVENGER

8 - HMS BULWARK

9 - HMS SCYLLA

10 - HMS ANTRIM


     

Top 3 Boats

1 - HMS COURAGEOUS

2 - HMS SUPERB

3 - HMS SPLENDID


Top Civie Ship

1 - SS CANBERRA

NEW TO JACKS TAXI


We now have a selection of vintage style recruitment and railway posters in stock.

Printed on heavy high quality gloss paper and measuring 16" x 20" they are mounted ready for framing.




Just £14.99 + p&p


WE DO FRAMES ... WE DO FRAMES ...WE DO FRAMES ...  WE DO FRAMES ... WE DO FRAMES ... WE DO FRAMES WE DO FRAMES ... WE DO FRAMES ... WE DO FRAMES

FRAMED SHIPS CRESTS


Ships, Submarines, RFA's and Shore Bases are all available to buy at Jacks Taxi. So far there are well over 400 in the Ships Crests section of the site shop with more added daily. If you can not see your ship please ask. I aim to get any requests on site within 24 hours of a request. 

Each crest has the ships name below the crown and in the upper scroll. If a ships motto is known then this will appear in the lower scroll. If no motto is known then 'Royal Navy' will replace it in the lower scroll. Submarines also have the Submariners 'Dolphins' at the head of the art work.

Each framed crest is presented in a deep, chunky black frame which measures  8.5" x 10.5" (205mm x 255mm) approximately and can either be hung or used free standing.

Crests ordered with art work are shipped separately. UK Shipping only. Please note that these are illustrated and not actual wooden crests.


Framed Ships Crests: £14.99 ea + £4 p&p (Available UK Delivery Only)


ALSO NEW TO JACKS TAXI - BRITISH ARMY REGIMENT AND RAF SQUADRON FRAMED CRESTS

Jacks Taxi now have British Army and Royal Air Force crests in stock. Presently there are all the current Army regiments on site and I will be adding new crests of the regiments that were lost through amalgamation on a regular basis but if you can not see your Regiment please ask and I will endeavour to add it within 24 hours.
I am also currently working my way through the RAF squadrons starting with 1 and again if you can not see your squadron please ask and I will endeavour to add it within 24 hours.

A great way to complete your collection at just £14.99 + £4 p&p (UK only)
Destroyer Royal Navy limided edition prints
The Jack's Taxi Store

There are now over 1,000 ships of the RN in the Jack's Taxi fleet! You can use the search tool to find your ship plus the store is divided into 10 alphabetical sections, so finding your ship will be easy.

Where's My Ship?
If you can't find your ship then please get in touch via the contact us page and I will endeavour to create one for you within 7 days of your request. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase a requested artwork, so please feel free to ask. Similarly if you served on board after a major refit and your ship substantially changed its appearance, again, please ask.

Commissions
It's not your fault if you're not British! If you were unlucky enough to have served in another navy such as the US or French ones, please don't despair! I am always happy to take on individual commissions using photographs supplied by the client to produce truly unique and personal artworks at a very reasonable price. If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to contact me. Commissions do not need to be navy related. There is a selection of some of my commissioned work below.

What You Get
All artworks are individually printed to order on cotton canvas paper and are limited to a print run of just 25. All are signed and numbered by the artist. Each artwork  measures 16" x 20" (40cm x 50cm) when mounted on its art quality matting. Each artwork has a backing board and comes in a cellophane envelope. Priced at £24.99.
Before ordering please note that these are my artistic impressions of the ships, not photographs. And that due to ink absorption on the cotton canvas paper used, the colours on the finished artwork will be slightly less bright than the digital versions used to illustrate the artworks on screen.

Want A Larger Artwork Or Your Artwork On Canvas?
Currently we only supply artworks in A3 size. However if you are looking for an artwork in a larger size or printed on Canvas we can supply your artwork as a digital file on an USB memory stick. You can then take this file to a your local printer to create exactly the artwork you require. Please contact us before ordering if you wish to pursue this option.

Frames
Although the overall size is a 'standard ready made' frame size you can also purchase your artwork framed. Just go to the frames section of the store and add it to your order.  All frames are made of solid wood (not composite materials unless stated for budget frames) and are glazed with polycarbonate glass. Frame prices start from £17.49.

A Selection Of My Commissioned Work

Capital ships Royal Navy limided edition prints
Ships Lost In The Falklands War
Originally I was hesitant to advertise these ships as they bring different memories to different crew members, but I have been asked if I have done artworks, so have decided to put them on the site. As a mark of respect to the crews of HMS Sheffield (D80), HMS Coventry (D118), HMS Ardent (F184) and HMS Antelope (F170) all have been given the same title "Falklands Hero" preceded by the ships name.
I salute all members of all the armed services who have served in times of conflict - Nick B

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Copyright
Like a lot of artists I use a selection of photographs both for reference and compositional purposes. The photographs I use are freely available on the internet. Whilst every effort is made to acknowledge individual copyright many images remain anonymous despite attempts at tracing or identifying them. If photographs used by me to form part of a composition have been used with out due credit or acknowledgment, through no fault of our own, apologies are offered. Copyright for the completed artworks belongs to Nick Barwis 2013 - 2016.