Welcome to Paul Boyle Hullscapes - these images are of details of boats in dry dock awaiting or undergoing overhaul and refitting.


Why ‘Hullscapes’?


Paul’s boat hull images were mainly titled ‘Hull Seascape xx’, but some images also had landscape qualities. Coincidentally a friend emailed Paul complimenting some of his new ‘Hullscapes’... and so this more inclusive title was born.


There are 3 Galleries of Themes


  1. Hullscapes are closeups of parts of boat hulls, some of which have been scoured by electric grinders - although these vessels are high and dry the sea still leaves its marks


  1. Hull Supports juxtapose wood and metal - the weak supporting the strong


  1. Rudders & Propellers show tight compositions of shape, colour and texture


These photographs are composed within the viewfinder and processed to the degree that they will print correctly. Paul does not combine images.

That fishing boat is a secret

approaching me. It’s a secret

coming out of another one.

I want to know the first one of all.


On the Pier at Kinlochbervie (extract), Norman MacCaig (Collected Poems 1990)

used with permission

All images ©Paul Boyle 2009-19                                                                                                Updated 20 Mar 2019

Currently Exhibiting at the Glasgow Print Studio, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, The Laurel Gallery, St Stephens St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, The Line Gallery, Linlithgow, Tignabruaich Gallery, Argyll, The Gallery Melrose, The Jetty Gallery Oban)

Selected Prints available from   

Glasgow Print Studio    

Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

0141 552 0704

New Exhibition: 
Tidal Territories 
Line Gallery • Linlithgow
30Mar / 23 Apr 2019