His work compares favourably with most of the major nineteenth century maritime painters producing seas, which look as if they might be subject to all the vagaries of the tidal forces. He had the ability to convey the depth and immensity of the ocean. His shoreline scenes with beached boats lying close to the waters edge, while fishermen unload their catch, were also very effectively executed.
Meadows painted harbours and coastal scenes in England, France and Holland. He exhibited mainly at Suffolk Street as well as at The Royal Academy 1863 - 72, and The British Institute between 1863 and 1867.
Meadows’ paintings can be found in many museums and art galleries including The National Maritime Museum.
Works by this artist…
Sunset over Choppy Waters( ref : 15513 )
River Scene at Sunset( ref : 14575 )
On the Scheldt( ref : 13037 )