This new body of work explores the phenomena of the sea catalogued through realistic portraiture producing modern interpretations of classical themes mixed with marine life, while focusing heavily on the female form. The paintings, rendered in the traditional medium of oil, the classic execution and enigmatic overtones create a compelling, alluring oeuvre while cataloguing numerous different species of sea life.
A female figure accompanied by ocean life helms each piece. Adorned by the presence of looming, lurking creatures that inhabit the deep, a coastal landscape provides an environment where the work connotes the offset of reality by the quirky improbabilities brought to life through precise realism. By utilizing friends as models, the pieces exude an undercurrent of innocence. Call it an uncanny engagement with a highly personal moment, captured in oil.
Drawing on my deep relationship with the sea allied to a profound infatuation with the perfection of the female form, this new body of work is rife with the symbolic accord of woman and nature.