As Turner said in 1811, "To select, combine and concentrate that which is beautiful in nature and admirable in art, is as much the business of the landscape painter in their line as in the other departments of art.”
JMW Turner, "Backgrounds, Introduction of Architecture and Landscape” Lecture, British Museum 1811.
For me as a seascape painter to select, combine and concentrate that which is beautiful in nature and admirable in art is essential to my practice. I paint what it feels like to be in nature, to be immersed in the experience of the sea and the clouds. In the sights, sounds and smells of the seashore.
In this painting "Water's Edge" you can see all of the influences of a day taking in my local beach has given me. It's so evocative you can swim in this painting. You can feel the breeze in the air, smell and feel the touch of the water as it laps at your feet and enjoy the long horizon.
This painting brings memories of the transforming effect looking at the sea has on our soul.