Art inspired by the SEA
If you love the beach and the coastal environment, you will truly enjoy my watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings celebrating everything coastal. My work is a celebration of the beauty of creation and everything coastal. It is inspired by my love of the beach and ocean. My palette of the blues and greens of the ocean, the jewel tones of the shells, and the earth tones of the sand are used to create images that evoke emotions and memories of being in and near the water. I choose the shells for their particular characteristics because when something or someone suffers, is damaged, or has history it becomes more beautiful and more authentic. The shells represent people’s authenticity, their life struggles and triumphs. I work in thin washes enhancing the movement and flow of water, eventually building, and saturating the colors. The goal is not to just realistically represent the shells and beach scenes but to enhance and bring attention and awareness to the beautiful and fragile ocean environment and our lives.