House on a hill 2 800 x 1200 mm
This collection of paintings grew out from my easel, one I must say, that I did not expect. That is the stimulating part of this kind of life. Nobody knows what tomorrow brings…
Living in Betty’s bays area the last 7 years has been a blessing. In all this time living by the coast I had the pleasure of seafront views every day. Looking out first thing in the morning through large windows down to the ocean, working a full day with that view on my right, leaving the studio at the end of that day to walk along this beautiful beach has been such a special feature of my life! What sets Silver sands beach apart from just any other beach is the mountain with its mysterious charm. Also the fact that the beach is mostly desolate…entirely yours, so wild and free.
This had me often whipping out my Blackberry, shooting from the hip, a fun shot or two to remember the walk.
Being amazed at what I found from a few happy snaps, left me looking at these “snapshots" again and again. Painting seascapes is not easy and I was not going to step towards it lightly. But I finally did, and “afternoon walk’ was born. The excitement that it created spurred me on to paint more seascapes… and soon I realized that the sea is where my creative heart and life IS right now. It is down here by the coast that my whole life was transformed! This is where I found Jesus Christ transforming my mundane life into an exciting radiant spiritual path! It was during a beach walk with Janine on her first visit that my ( no OUR ) lives got transformed with a prophesy from a stranger and started blossoming into more than a friendship. Now I am blessed with a marriage with an incredible gift of a woman, and gone are the days of lonely walks, the seaside has become a place of working and laughing together, taking literally thousands of photographs, and many many prayers.
I love the fact that I am not formulating ‘products’ that coldly stand alone and apart from my life. My work is inseparable from my life; my work in fact speaks of my life.
Did I mention the word exciting already?
A little interesting story about two of the paintings - A HOUSE ON A HILL 1 & 2