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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Stephen Card
« on: Aug 31, 2013, 10:36 AM »
Stephen Card must be the artist who most consistently portrayed QE2 over the years. Many of his pictures were displayed on board, while others were available for sale in the shop.

I once "almost" met him -- he was on board QV, while I had arrived at Zeebrugge on QE2. Some of the friends I was with, knew him and were trying to organise a meeting with him -- this did not work out at the last minute for reasons I have forgotten.

Willem van der Leek has today informed Liners' List that Stephen Card has suffered a stroke and is in hospital at present, doing well but unable to speak.

I have a picture of his at home myself and shall be thinking of him.

Online Twynkle

Re: Stephen Card
« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2013, 12:30 PM »
Thank you for this, Isabelle
This is really sad news - hopefully word might reach him with sincere good wishes for a speedy and good recovery from all on the Forum / QE2 who have known him.
Very hopefully the stroke may not have affected his wonderful talent as a great artist.... 

Captain Card has been legendary in the world of maritime art over many years - and recently he and Dr Stephen Payne were in touch through Rotterdam as well as QM2.

Here are links to both his art work as well as his wide experience as a mariner.
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/9565
http://www.beyondships.com/Cruise-people-card.html
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Stephen Card
« Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2013, 12:08 AM »
It seems that Stephen Card is already doing a lot better. Even though he still has problems speaking, he is already drawing again and communicating via his computer.

Was he a mariner before becoming an artist? Did he practise as a captain?

Online Twynkle

Re: Stephen Card
« Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2017, 03:09 PM »
Hello Isabelle,
Stephen Card before retirement was definitely a Mariner.
He has had a great career, and despite an illness, is now in good form, his wit is exceptionally dry!
He paints (in oil on canvas) much from memory as well as from seeing black and white photographs (note, not 'coloured' images)
his attention to detail has been well remarked on
« Last Edit: Jul 23, 2019, 04:20 PM by Lynda Bradford »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.