I`m transferring slides onto CDs and revisiting paintings from my past. Although I only lived near the ocean for one year of my life, I`ve painted it with some frequency. I`ve always wanted to do a concentrated body of work from new, extended experiences on the coast but that might not ever happen. In 2012 I rented a house at the beach for a week. It was in a spectacular rugged location, but I was taken with a little creek that ran by the house. I sort of ignored the sea. So I think it must be more of a metaphorical significance for me now. The painting above was done at 19 and the seascapes I did when young are from the vantage point of being in the water. I loved swimming in the ocean almost more than anything. Over time other aspects became the focus, Here`s a bunch of them.
work in the studio