The "Art of Waterways" Statement
There is a fascinating world beneath the surface of the sea, where light, temperature, and currents transform shape and color. Typically, these features cannot be seen. That is, from a distance the eyes (1) blend colors into one color, (2) cannot hold-in-mind briefly submerged-water images, and (3) primarily see what the brain is expecting to see (e.g., solid colored blue or green water). For this reason, the eyes do not see purple mixed with green waters with orange sun-reflected highlights.
Since I have witnessed such transformations from early childhood on, I want viewers to also appreciate these transient changes in water. Such observations and interpretations contribute to my brand -- as an Artist of the Sea and of waterways that lead of the sea. I invite the viewer to enter into this world.
Process. Initially, I use pastels and watercolors to capture some local color from the sea. In later studio painting, I work in layers to capture underlying features. I then move deeply into my own contemporary interpretations, which go beyond a simple duplication of a seascape scene to represent life, its origins, and continuity.
Art Work Sizes Medium sized and large paintings (as large as 44x28”) generally feature the interplay among winds, water, and skies, whereas small encaustic and pastel paintings and mini oils (as small as 6x6”) capture a stylized or abstract version of a scene.
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