With July came the easing of lock down and the return of holiday makers to my little corner of the world, I’m not going to say it was a shock to the system but …
Still, the influx of visitors brings new commissions and the lock down paintings have been very well received! … In fact the little aerial surfers sold so quickly I have already had commissions to do more from people who missed out on the others! There will certainly be more in the pipeline as well as more ocean surface studies.
luckily we managed to get the last flight out of Liberia airport for the foreseeable future…
Back at home on lockdown I feel even more grateful than usual to live in this beautiful part of the world and also guilty at the same time to have such space at my fingertips when some are experiencing the hardest of times.
As you can imagine, being an artist is quite suited to lockdown life, plenty of time to catch up on commissions and get started on some Costa Rica inspired work too…
I took a series of underwater photos while away to work from when back in the studio…here’s the first ‘swimmer I’
On the easel at the moment is a commission of Woolacombe and there is a Costa Rica aerial in the pipeline so stay tuned for those!!
Most of my commissions are undertaken during the winter months and this year has not been an exception! As well as ocean surface studies I have had many Woolacombe based paintings going out.
Woolacombe is a beautiful part of the coastline and I never tire of painting it. Different angles and views, wet sand reflecting the sky and every kind of weather and sea state affect them and so no two days are the same.
Perfect weather for a drone flight!…I am not a fan of noisy intrusive fly spies but I do love the images they capture. Places that you know so well, easily recognised but abstracted purely by the point of view.
I am looking forward to getting some fantastic wild coastline shots when I am away in Costa Rica later in the year. Plenty of inspiration for future paintings so watch this space!
Here is my latest commissioned painting. It measures 5ft x 3ft and was an absolute joy to paint!
I love to use palette knife to create texture and layers in the foreground in conjunction with a smooth tranquil sky. Happily the family who wanted this view of Lundy Island are really pleased with it and couldn’t wait to get it on the wall!
All commissions are considered so please just get in touch 🙂
pursuing my love of the sea, I am creating 12″ x 12″ canvasses purely showing the reflection and refraction of light on the surface of the ocean. This intense sparkle is both a challenge to capture but also a very eye catching focal point once the piece is hung!
Having a trip planned is always a good thing! Costa Rica is the destination for March with its miles of wild palm fringed coastline and warm surf there will be no end of opportunity to inspire and evolve my work.