Most of you that know me know I am a city girl. Hopping on the metro, stores that stay open all night and traffic that never stops is normal for me. My home in No. Virginia has been where I have lived for the past 30 years. I love the city, the noise, the rush but many times, cannot wait to get away from all this hustle.
So to get away, I retreat to the white sands of my favorite spot on my coveted beach.
The peace that the ocean has to offer is without limits. The smells, the sounds, the waves hitting the shore brings perfect peace every time. The moment my manicured toes hit the sand, I know I can close my eyes and know I am safe.
So it is no wonder that I wanted to find a way to bring this white peace home with me to the city to remind me of moments of calm and serenity. I had to find a way to have my “Ocean Daydream’s” whenever I needed to.
Painting from my art studio in Florida puts me just minutes away from the beach. I discovered the sand of the beach offers an incredible texture when I add it to my canvas. While sand is hardly the focus in this series of art, the texture that it provides gives a depth for the acrylics and inks to blend in a way I could not create with other textures. Adding texture to my canvas gives me another dimension in creating abstract art.
The outcome in many of the pieces are minimalist in subject, but electric in color and blends. I hope you visit my collection, "Ocean Daydream's"
If you look at this piece of art "Memories of the Sea" you will see the depth and texture I have spoken to.
I would love to hear from you and your experiences of your visits to the beach as they inspire me.
"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson, artist
"My world without art is just "eh"