Sea & Sky, March 1 – May 1, 2020

Anne Hunter Galleries, 25 Central Square, Seaside, FL

“Sea and Sky” is a collection of 20 paintings which will be exhibited this spring at Anne Hunter Galleries in Seaside, Florida. It is a series 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.

Below are the paintings I completed at the beginning of the series. Come to the exhibit to see the rest!

Rolling Emerald Surf, 30 x 48 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Salinas Sunset, 30×40 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Storm tide, 36×24 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Oil painting of the subtle colors of the sunrise against a gray cloud and aqua waters of Cape San Blas
Sunrise on the Cape, 30×40 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Healing the Breach, 30×48 oils on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
Foggy Surf, 12×36 acrylic on 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas, a palette knife painting

Anne Hunter Galleries is located at 25 Central Square, adjoining Amavida Coffee, in Seaside, Florida. Parking is available in Seaside as spaces come available. Valet parking in Seaside is on Quincy Circle, behind the gallery. The Seaside Shuttle runs from the public parking lot in Grayton Beach on County Road 283 to Seaside Square: https://seasidefl.com/news/seaside-aims-to-improve-visitor-experience.