Oil on Canvas
40 * 40
Inspired by BC's rugged west coast near Tofino, but yet hauntingly reminiscent of the West Sands beach of St. Andrews, Scotland. The use of deep colours on the horizon capture a sense of the menacing clouds, darkening above the tumultuous surf, and reflected in the gathering pools. But is the storm over, as high above a swipe of bright blue with the palette knife provides a glimmer of new hope. And in the distance, the towering firs silently look on - or could that be the spires of St. Andrews' ancient cathedral just beyond the old town itself?
"Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid. But in the end, it is always beautiful."