From the Left
- Aqua I | 30×30 | Oil Encaustic
- Sand Dune Bay | 48×48 | Oil
- Aqua III | 36×36 | Oil
- Mini Abstract Ocean Diptych | 8×16 | Oil
For further information on any of these paintings contact Nancy or Pamela at Gardner Colby Galleries
Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.
Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness. It is a love, and a challenge.