Winston Megoran Remembered
Former PSPS member the late Winston Megoran is remembered for his work as a marine artist and prolific illustrator of books and magazines in the December edition of the magazine Classic Boat.
Winston Megoran joined the PSPS in September 1960 as member number 62 and remained with the society until his untimely death at the age of 57 in 1971. During this period he made donations to the society, attended meetings, lobbied on behalf of, and sailed aboard, paddle steamers extensively and was one of the group which accepted the bell of Monarch which Cosens donated to the Society in 1961.
Winston Megoran was not in any way Bohemian in his lifestyle. He lived quietly to paint and was never happier than when he had several projects on the go at the same time.
Distinguished author, editor and yachtsman the late Maurice Griffiths said of him “He was a modest and retiring man. His lively and lifelike illustrations were one of the outstanding features which made Yachting Monthly a cut above the other magazines both before and after the Hitler war. He had such an uncanny flair for representing a yacht, a boat, a ship or other sea or landscape.”
The article in Classic Boat spreads over eight pages and hosts a feast of pictures by Winston Megoran. For me it is such a pleasure to find that Dad, the man who fostered in me such a great love of paddle steamers. is still remembered today almost half a century after he died.