Subject Tags: blue, sand, sky, waves, clouds, landscape, seascape, great lakes, michigan, beachy, beach, nautical, shore, dunescapes, shoreline, coast, coastal, dune, dunes, watercolor, lake michigan, lake
Size: 36"W x 14"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
In West Michigan we wait through long, dark, cold winters to get to a day like this...floating on the crystal clear waters of "The Big Lake." This oil on canvas depicts the dunes of Lake Michigan near my home in Holland. It comes ready to hang as the painting wraps around the edges so no frame is needed.
In my work I emphasize quality, integrity and spontaneity. Since childhood I have found solace in the creation of art. It is my gift and I try not to waste it. My influences are Edward Hopper, Andy Goldsworthy, ants, snails, and people who paint things on the head of a pin. I am especially impressed with artists who create impermanent art, like sand painters or a musician who creates a unique piece of art each time he sings a song. It exists for that moment and then it is gone again.