In a decade long series of Wave paintings (sand, seawater, acrylic gesso, pigment, oil and charcoal) started on the beach in somewhat extreme weather conditions, nature was given an active role in the path and development of the paintings. The environment was allowed to impact and participate in the process. Imposing itself on the material, the wind and rain often created a somewhat athletic event. As with sea water, poured and splashed onto the surface, the rain was allowed to obscure or wash away passages, creating new opportunities to be explored and exploited back in the studio.

The group is my personal ode to Hokusai. A homage’ to the Sea. The series of Waves, is a non- photographic and mnemonic response to, my nostalgic view of, a surf culture replaced by the bombardment of cliché surf imagery and marketing. The antithesis of the attractions that the ocean, and to Art. As with all of the landscapes I paint, the idea was to speak of a transcending experience; a connection with the ocean or land that reflects on "the unknowable mysteries of life." In this case, pretty while being very unpredictable, chaotic and dangerous. 

GRAY WAVE - Cork in a toilet
2014- 2020
oil, sand, sea and charcoal
48 x52


Hanging wave
2006
oil, sand, sea and charcoal
52 x58
Bitch of a paddle
2014
oil
68 x46
CIndy's Waves
2014
oil
20 x 40

Collection of Cindy Sherman

hip hop wave
2014
oil
16 x24
Bad Paddle out
2014
Oil, sand, powdered pigment, seawater and charcoal
48 x52
grey wave
2007- 2016
seawater, acrylic and oil on linen
48 x52
Wave 2.0
2012
sand, sea, acrylic, oil, on linen,
50 x60
Wave
2005
oil, sand, sea and charcoal
50x60
Stormy Airbase
2005 - 2013
oil
48" x48 "
The Wave
2005
oil charcoal on canvas
48 x48


Flying Point Dry Dunes
2008
17.5- x 6.5

oil , sand and acrylic

canvas mounted

on panel

Rough Winter Beach
2010
oil
16 x 16


Rain 2
2010
seawater, acrylic and oil on linen
48" x36"
Summer Beach Haze
2004- 2013
oil
16 x 20
Beach Fog
2011
oil
16x20
Rain -Beach at Folwers
2010
seawater, acrylic and oil on linen
48" x48"