2019 Artwork Archive
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When I decided to dedicate myself to my art and see where it led me, I began with a challenge to create 100 small beach umbrella paintings in 100 days.
In the months that followed, I went on to paint other subjects, but I never strayed too far from my original “beachy” inspiration, as seen in my shore birds and tropical fish. Even my florals have a bright, sunny vibe.
It was only a matter of time before I would take what I learned from painting those other collections and apply it toward my original muse. With this series of beach umbrella paintings, I aimed to keep the style loose — similar to my florals. Even though the umbrella is a precise geometric shape, I didn’t want mine to feel rigid or forced. I wanted them to feel relaxed and fun — just like I do when I’m at the beach!
The Hermit Crabs were a fun little "break" for me to play and explore a new subject matter. All small studies on paper, they sold out with a quickness! Since then hermit crabs have made more appearances in my work, in commissioned pieces and murals.