Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
This 9" x 12" Oil on Canvas was inspired by the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Manhattan Beach, California. It is part of a collection of Aquatic and Marine inspired works created by the artist in 2014. The unique paint application from palette knife gives this seascape compelling texture, detail and color. Contrary to the abstractness of the piece, it evokes an overall calmness - similar to that of the Ocean itself.
Simone Lopes is a native California artist living in San Francisco. Her artistic career began studying Fine Art at the USC Roski School until switching to a Bachelor's Degree in Art History. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2008, Simone spent 9 months working with appraisers at Sotheby's Auction before moving North to continue developing her own portfolio in Fine Art. In 2012, she graduated with a Master's Degree in Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She continues to paint primarily in Oil letting her surroundings and travels influence her work.