An art project
Do you love the ocean, surfing, or have a deep connection with the sea?
Waves are pure energy, often formed thousands of kilometres away, far out to sea. They are a transference of power from one element to another, from wind to water and finally to land. They can be a source of wonder and enjoyment, or fear and devastation. Sometimes even a bit of both.
I'm painting 57 waves on canvas boards that measure 5 x 7 inches. Working in oils, I aim to capture these exquisite moments where that wave energy is finally spent upon the shore.
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01 Snapper Slab
There was a large swell running through Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast in Queensland. This a moment of beauty amongst the chaos.
02 Broken Head Back Beach
With the tail end of a tropical low further north, there was lots of rain and equally as much energy in the ocean. Walking over the headland at Broken Head I found this gem amongst all the turbulence.
03 Brunswick Heads, Break Wall
On a balmy summers morning, around first light on the beach at Brunswick Heads. With small glassy waves kissing the shore, the coastal population greeted the day and worshipped the ocean.
04 Snapper, behind the rock
White water explosions, as wave energy is spent on the rock shelf at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast.
05 Anglesea River Mouth
Early light across a glassy wave, on this crisp winters morning.
06 From Above
One of the many tall, rolling headlands of the New South Wales coast, provides the vantage point that sees this swell marching towards the shore. With coastal Banksias in flower.
07 Brunswick Heads, shore break
A humid summers morning, with a small shore break relinquishing the last of it's energy on the san at Brunswick Heads.
08 Anglesea, broken sky
Morning wanderings, the clouds so heavy, it feels like the sky needs to crack them open to let the light of the morning through.
09 South Golden Slab
A Windblown afternoon on South Golden Beach, with a solid shore break slapping on the shallow sandbank.
10 Pacific Juice
Outer reefs, off Pacific Ocean islands, concentrate the power of deep ocean swells as they rise quickly out of deep-sea trenches and explode on shallow coral encrusted reefs. This is a memory of one such wave I encountered in Samoa.
11 Eastern View
The stretch of coast along Eastern View, on the Surf Coast of Victoria, is afforded a degree of protection from the strong winter northwesterly winds. An elusive lefthander hugs the inside sandbar and reels off with plenty of Bass Strait push behind it.
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