I have always been impressed by the unique quality of the light in Cape May, everchanging by the atmospheric conditions of the coastal environment. The play of sunlight sparkles on all surfaces and creates crystal clear forms of pure color and brilliance while shadows are cast with precise clarity.
The challenges of capturing the play of light and movement of the surf and the glittering effects of the sand were my mission these past few months. I chose to paint this series with oils because I thought I was able to achieve representing the sparkling elements of the surf, sand and sun with greater success than with watercolor. While painting the elements of the beach, sun and surf, I was also inclined to add the familiar with images of what we recognize as forever part of our beach experiences as children and adults.