Spike’s striking, light-filled painting of the famous J Class Yacht ‘Mariquita’ was recently featured on Australian wine maker Lentedal’s Cabernet Sauvignon label.
The Mariquita dates back to some of the grandest days of yachting. She is one of the most historic and interesting of the Fife designs, launched in 1911 and still as beautiful as the day she was made.
Lentedal based in Margaret River, loved the romance and spirit of Spike’s painting and thought it was perfect for their brand, so bought the rights to feature the artwork.
Spike couldn’t resist putting himself in the picture – he’s the one with the navy blue hat and vest hanging off the back of the boat!