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. Here distant surf and changing cloud fronts create an interesting composition.
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. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.
“The vistas of possibility are only limited by the shortness of life.”