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.
West coast sunset near Bradenton, Florida. Impasto 18"X24".
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
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)
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.
As the surfer grows so does the want for waves. Pleading and dreaming become a constant. Acrylic 18"X24"
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
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.
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”.