reefscapes

2021

The pandemic led me to consider a new life trajectory - my “day job” led me out of San Francisco; first by sheltering-in-place in wine country, then by living on the island of Kauai for a few months. As my perspective on my career, life, and priorities shifted, so did the focus of my work. Reefscapes introduce technology as part of my creative process - using drone photography, satellite imagery, and digital painting as preliminary "sketches" for larger oil paintings. These pieces speak in a parallel manner to the perspective shift and technological dependence the world has experienced during Covid times. The new work floats somewhere between realism and abstract expressionism, challenging the viewer's perception of believable color relationships in representational painting while also zooming out on traditional seascape painting. This body of work signals a return to the ocean as a vital part of my creative growth as an artist. 

Awash

Awash

24" x 20" oil on canvas sold

Ocean's Breath

Ocean's Breath

40" x 16" oil on canvas available

Cleansed

Cleansed

20" x 20" oil on canvas sold

Rested

Rested

20" x 20" oil on canvas sold

Warmer Waters

Warmer Waters

36" x 60" oil on canvas available

Living Waters

Living Waters

36" x 60" oil on canvas available

Giving

Giving

14" x 14" oil on canvas sold

Receiving

Receiving

14" x 14" oil on canvas sold

Secrets

Secrets

24" x 24" oil on canvas available

A Warm Wash

A Warm Wash

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Cool Shift

A Cool Shift

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Foggy Approach

A Foggy Approach

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

An Unlikely Place

An Unlikely Place

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Surprise Greeting

A Surprise Greeting

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Hasty Parting

A Hasty Parting

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Gentle Beauty

A Gentle Beauty

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Changing Course

A Changing Course

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Rugged Facade

A Rugged Facade

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Rising Tide

A Rising Tide

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Contented Tide

A Contented Tide

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

A Retreating Tide

A Retreating Tide

8" x 8" oil on canvas available

Digital Paintings

Arrival

Arrival

digital painting

Queen's Bath

Queen's Bath

digital painting

Sol

Sol

digital painting

Meeting Place

Meeting Place

digital painting

Reef

Reef

digital painting

Receding

Receding

digital painting

Haena

Haena

digital painting

Passing

Passing

digital painting

Shallows

Shallows

digital painting

Tunnels

Tunnels

digital painting

Shifted

Shifted

digital painting

Secrets: In Motion

Secrets: In Motion

digital painting