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Moving the boat further up river to Chelsea he let a cabin off to the sculptor Margret Murray (no relation). She produced the Mermaid statue in Sloan Square Chelsea. Nowadays when strolling across Sloan Square, a smile always crosses his face with memories of the long legged dark haired model who used to visit the boat, musing he would recognise those nipples anywhere.

Commercial TV was then in it's infancy and wanting to get into making TV commercials he joined the board of an advertising agency. All went well until his second wife cleared off to Australia leaving him with his eighteen month old daughter Ailsa. Roger readily admits that it was his fault that he was never any good at the domestic side of life, hating living in houses, decorating, mowing lawns, washing cars, shopping and things. So with no wife and the responsibility of a young daughter he decided on a complete change in lifestyle. A colleague from the ad agency had recently dropped out of the rat race and was living in the south of France as a bum quayside artist flogging paintings to tourists. This appealed. So with young daughter and an attractive au pair he took off in an old bus to the South of France for a new life as an artist.

It was a great lazy life painting on the quayside in the Mediterranean sun, now spending much more time with his daughter, and the delightful au pair. One hot afternoon whilst wandering around an old Napoleonic harbour at Villefranche he came across a magnificent old three masted blue nose schooner called Zaca. Sadly neglected and rotting away she had once been owned by Errol Flynn. She was such
a magnificent
maritime spectacle that he just had to paint her.

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