Sunday, February 24, 2008

amongst the coral

Remember how I've been looking to all things aquatic? At last I have something to show you. I'm constantly finding new ways to use gold, & in this one I decided to paint the coral with gold to emphasize a precious quality about them. Some of the fish are quite shy & some are simply curious, but all of them are based on real species.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

of ships & fantastical creatures

I grew up craning my neck & observing in complete wonderment the details of these ancient images every weekend at the Mansion of Bahji. I believe an artist was commissioned to decorate above the multiple blue windows with lovely individual images at the time of it's first owner (‘Údí Khammár). It dawned on me only recently, after all these years, how they have influenced my imagination subconsciously.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

exploring all things aquatic

I have some new work on the way for my patient viewers...Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I have a slight obsession for all things aquatic. Having been raised on the Mediterranean I've had the pleasure of enjoying the sea & all it's bountiful treasures first hand.

I have recently been studying the gorgeous works of Albertus Seba who documented all kinds of marvelous creatures of the sea...I can't wait to show you what I'm up to!