Mixed Media.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

 

My greatest inspiration for painting ocean abstracts goes back to childhood when I first visited the Gulf of Mexico as a young girl. I was awestruck by the glittering and brilliant hues of blue, aqua, grey and white. The crashing waves and the distinctive scent of salt air left a significant and lasting impression.

 

Relying on an imperfect mix of fluid acrylic paints and inks seems to best capture the movement of the ocean. Paint is poured onto the substrate in various amounts and allowed to stream together by gently tilting the canvas and then using a palette knife to encourage its flow. Spray paint and alcohol are used to mimic sea foam and white caps, and inks are then rubbed into the dry surface to create unity.

 

The ocean affects all of one’s senses and and I am always looking to rediscover that experience of being immersed completely in its depths. I hope that my paintings convey both its soothing gentle qualities along with its explosive energy in a beautiful marriage of power and beauty.

 

 

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