STOKED WAVES

PURPLE CHARGING
PURPLE CHARGING

A rail grab drop is full of energy the power from the wave pushing you forward is mind blowing. This image captures the true essence of the drop. 4 1/2' X 2' Acrylic on pulled canvas.

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SUNSET EXPLOSION
SUNSET EXPLOSION

West coast sunset near Bradenton, Florida. Impasto 18"X24".

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BLUE COVER
BLUE COVER

A wonderful image captured in Costa Rica. Below Dominical there is right wave that only breaks when a south swell swings in. This day was classic and I was lucky enough to capture the image. 18"X24" Acrylic Impasto

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LITTLE ONE
LITTLE ONE

This is an image of my wife. I took it when she bought this fish shaped board for the small waves in Ormond Beach, Florida (my home town). Acrylic 18"X 24" (SOLD)

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HANG TEN DROP
HANG TEN DROP

Girls are beautiful when they surf it's like a dance full of emotion and grace. As they ride the wave the extreme sense of joy is expressed. 4 1/2'X 2' Acrylic on pulled canvas.

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SUNSET WISHING
SUNSET WISHING

As the surfer grows so does the want for waves. Pleading and dreaming become a constant. Acrylic 18"X24"

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THE LINEUP
THE LINEUP

Waiting for waves is like watching paint dry. Experienced in both I have come to terms with wanting to move forward. 18"X 24"Acrylic Impasto

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CHECKING IN
CHECKING IN

The art of knowing your local break and how the waves forms takes constant information. So a small trek to the ocean once a day is vital for a surfers mind. 18"X24" Acrylic.

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My art today, is the convergence of my experiences of living around water from my earliest years through out my adult life.  As a boy I was fascinated with the mysteries of the ocean and its existence. I asked myself many questions as I became familiar with this vast puddle.

Why is the power of the wave constant?
How far does a wave travel?
What makes the wave break?   

The liquid crystal quality of water, (which resembles that of glass) and the never-ending study of the strange and wonderful world of waves became a life long passion. I have been a waterman, artist, adventure, and lover of nature since I was a young boy. Now as a teacher inspiring others I have began to put my life’s journey to paint and canvas.
The paintings today are an example of the power a wave conjures. They also represent the playful fun humans enjoy with ocean and its life. These works of art demonstrate the peaceful relaxing sense of visiting a strange and wonderful world, yet not below the surface but at its peak.
My techniques are simple and I provide a perfect palette that balances the brightness of the sun with the coolness of water. The medium is acrylic on pulled canvas. Although I have been trained in all areas of art from drawing to sculpture, in this particular body of work I wanted to concentrate in paint. I have used the style of impasto within some pieces. In others I have combined the power of the stroke with the shape of the wave. Over all my technique is used to capture the quality of the surfer word “Stoked”.