All artists draw inspiration from the world around them….I am very lucky to live right by the coast in the South of England and take regular walks with my 2 dogs on the beach. Whilst many of these walks consist of me trying to stop Luna (brown dog) stealing picnickers sandwiches whilst Laika (black dog) looks on despairingly, I do occasionally get to stand still and drink in the beauty of where I am.
The sea hits every single sense….the sound of the crashing of the waves, or on a peaceful day it’s the gentle lapping of the water; the sight of the ever changing colours, moving from blues to greens, greys and browns; the feel of the cold water through my wellies, or the warmth of the shallows on a summer’s evening; the unmistakable smell of the sea itself as well as seaweed, sand and sometimes suntan lotion; the taste of the salt in the air and on my lips.
The movement and texture of the sea is something that regularly inspires my work – I absolutely love a stormy sky and a churning ocean, with the white horses riding high and crashing down onto the pebbles, throwing up spray like powder snow.
I am currently working on a wave commission as a special gift – it is a source of pure joy to know that something that has inspired me has led to someone receiving a truly personal gift reflecting their own love of our oceans.
I have one diptych wave piece currently for sale (listed in the Gallery). Of course, I am always excited and delighted to undertake seascape commissions – just drop me a line via my Contact Me page to purchase or for any enquiries.