In July of 2011, I spent 2 weeks on Change Islands on the north east coast of Newfoundland, sketching and painting the landscape. During that time, I also photographed the rocky terrain at the waters' edge, and it is those photos that inspired this series of paintings. Each painting began with the transfer of photographic details into a prepared ground. The imagery was then built up using a bright palette that includes fluorescent yellow and pink. The heat of those colours references the abundance of life found at the shoreline.

acrylic painting on cradled wood panel

  • cliff face
  • dragon's lair
  • newfoundland beach
  • pink rocks
  • rock face
  • rocky path
  • sea and shore
  • tidal pools