Admiral Sir Cowdisley Shovel
was a infamous British admiral noted for sailing his fleet on to rocks
in a dense fog while ignoring the advice of his captain. This resulted
in the Admiralty offering a ten thousand pound reward for anyone
inventing a better timepiece for better aiding navigation. Hence the
name of the site.
John Hagan (1945 - )
is represented in private collections in the US, Canada, Australia,
Italy, UK and other parts of Europe, has taught and practiced the art
of painting for most of his life. Currently his drawing and painting
lessons are used by hundreds of Schools and Universities.