“Sea and Sky” is a collection of 20 paintings exhibited this spring at Anne Hunter Galleries, at 25 Central Square in Seaside, Florida. The exhibit has been interrupted by precautions against rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. I’d like to thank everyone who was able to come out in the weeks that my show was open, and look forward to updating you if the show re-opens later this spring.

While nothing can replace the experience of seeing art in person, it is my hope that this virtual gallery brings some sunlight and joy to you from the safety of your home. I invite you to peruse the works in “Sea and Sky” in the slideshow below. You can see to-scale images of the works further down on this page, as well as access high-res copies of the works. I will also be recording the live demonstrations that I had planned for the gallery, so make sure to follow me on Facebook to keep updated on these recorded events.

This series was painted over the course of the year 2019, inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding estuaries near my home in Northwest Florida, capturing what I think are universal qualities of the sea and the sky. When I begin a series, I never know where it will take me. What starts out as pictorial realism may grow into non-representational abstraction — what will seem to me to be a logical progression will most certainly represent a leap in creativity when I look back on the year. I focused on the similarity of shapes between clouds and sea spray, so similar they sometimes are interchangeable. A few of the paintings evolved into commonly recognized iconic imagery, and others explored abstract spatial relationships in the process of creating highly representational works.

Interested in learning more about this exhibit? Read “Artist Joan Vienot Returns to Seaside” from the Seaside Times.

Sea & Sky Virtual Exhibit Slideshow

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Sea & Sky Room Views

Below are placements of each painting in a typical room, to help you visualize.

Healing the Breach

30×48
Oils
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SOLD: Storm Tide

36×24
Oils
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SOLD: Rolling Emerald Surf

30×48
Oils
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Sunrise on the Cape

30×40
Oils
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Perfect Play Day

48×60
Oils
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Foggy Surf

12×36
Acrylic
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My goal for 2019 was to paint 30 or 40 larger paintings of clouds and/or waves. Both intrigue me and call to me, two forms of the same matter, constantly in motion, both capable of transporting such massive energy, or such tranquility and peace. Read more



Open Possibilities

12×36
Oils
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Break of Day

36×48
Oils
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This painting represents a leap forward in my Sea & Sky series, in its initial phase comparing the shapes of mountains to waves. Read more




The Queen’s Wave

36×24
Acrylic
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Dance of the Sea

48×60
Oils
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Enchantment in Silver

48×48
Oils
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Springs Impression

48×48
Oils
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Tangerine to Green

36×60
Oils
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Follow the Leader

24×72
Oils
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Smaller Works

Winter Dunes
11×14 | Oils
Study of Waves in Platinum
8×10 | Oils
Impossible Blue
8×10 | Oils plein air
Sunrise Impression
4×6 | Oils