Art Inspired by the Sea

It was such a great feeling packing up the car with some art and bringing them to Bertra beach in Westport for a photo shoot because I felt as if I was bringing them to where they belong. I’m very much inspired by the sea and put that into all of my work. Even if the pieces are very colourful they still have elements of the movements of the water. The Ocean is so captivating and is home to so many incredible creatures.

I have a favourite beach which is called Wategos in Byron Bay and I think about it often. I used to go there on my own a lot and just sit and take it all in. It’s like paradise. in June, in the distance, you can see big puffs of water spraying up in the air from whales passing by and I once saw a tail slap.

I’ll never forget the time friends came to visit from Sydney and we went to Wategos. We were chatting away and walking along in the water, about knee deep, and all of a sudden a pod of dolphins rode in on the waves and came right up to where we were. Such a spectacular display and just one of those breath taking moments….although I might have spoiled it by screaming with excitement.

The painting I’m holding in this picture is Sea Creatures 33 which is available in my shop online. The button below will bring you directly to it.