Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a great one day exhibit in Rehoboth sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Mainstreet hosted at the beautiful Bellmoor Inn. The exhibit was titled Facades. Featuring dontown Rehoboth's beautiful cottages and streetscapes. There was beautiful work on display. In past years the Rehoboth Art League held a Plein Air event. This year the Art League took a break but fortunately the weekend still held for great fun. With the Plein Air spirit in mind I wanted to purse my new emerging style. I was so grateful for the roof over my head on Saturday...it's been raining non-stop! I completed "Sidewalk Stroll down Brookly Ave" at 9pm Saturday night. It went wet to the exhibit yesterday morning and it sold before the show opened - what a thrill! Time to get stated on the next project.
The driving force of my work is to share with the viewer the inherent aesthetic beauty that all living things possess, be it raging surf or a tranquil pond. I want to express my excitement over the incredible things I am so fortunate to encounter. Much of my passion to paint came from early childhood influences, such as studying the art of revered artist Robert Bateman. Watching episodes of Jacques Cousteau served as kindling for the intense desire to capture the spirit ever so delicate in nature.