I feel a tremendous affection for the sea. This is apparent in my artwork. But then, most people feel an affinity to the marine world. With oil painting, however, it is the perfect outlet to show the world the joy I feel for the beach. Words only go so far.
My goal for every beach painting is to make the sea shine; to give it personality and character. To breathe a colorful life into it.
In my heart, my paintings are my paradise.
Where the Waves Crash. Oil painting on canvas : 16×20 inches
They grant me the liberty to escape to a brighter place, a more peaceful place. Such is the power of art. It can evoke many different feelings and have extraordinary power.
By using solely palette knives, I have managed to forge a highly unique style for myself. One of rich color, 3D-like textures, and simple beauty. Simple is the best way to describe my style.
It is an honor to be a artistic spokesman for the sea.
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I enjoy bringing color into the world with each new beach painting! I hope you feel the same about your own talent. The world needs a little more color in it, I like to say. So until next time, follow your passion. It will lead you straight into your purpose.
Here’s to a glorious day,
One day in 8th grade art class I got kicked out of my room for fooling around, like I usually did. The teacher came into the hall and proceeded to tell me “you will NEVER go anywhere as an artist!” Wow! Was that ever a shocking and awful thing to hear at such a tender developmental stage in my creative life.
The problem is that I must have carried that with me, even if only unconsciously. To this day I still hear a voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough. Yet the thing is, that voice does not come from ME. It is the collective byproduct of everything anyone has ever told me. And most of those are negative, I have to add.
The negative voices in our heads come from other people!
What things do you tell yourself that have no basis in reality?
I can think of a few things artists hear on a regular basis:
“Get a REAL job!”
“You can’t make money selling art.”
“Art is just a hobby.”
“Artists are lazy and insubordinate.”
“You won’t be recognized until you are dead.”
“My 5 year old daughter could paint that!”
Good grief! Is it any wonder why artists have such low self worth and self esteems? I guess what I am trying to say is that you need to believe in yourself. That is the only way you can become successful. I thank Mrs. Boyle for what she said to me all those years ago, because it gave me the fire to prove her and everybody else wrong. It gave me a reason for being.
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And until next time,
Put some good voices in your head! And those can only come from you 🙂
My name is Ryan and I’d like to welcome you to my first blog post, which I’m sure will be one of many more to come. As an artist, I tend to pour my soul into my work. I’d like to do the same thing here. I believe that creative blogs are perfect outlets to educate, enrich, and inspire. So with that being said, hopefully I can inspire you in one way or another.
I love painting realistic seascape paintings in oils. My journey has led me to here. I started out painting portraits, people’s homes and pets, animals, and landscapes. Now I’ve discovered that my voice and style belongs to the sea. Below is one of my beach paintings.
As you can probably see, the above painting is bright, packed with color, peaceful, soothing, and tranquil. These qualities are indicative of my work as a visual artist. My art is not about me. It is about my viewers. I know that when I go into a gallery, attend an art fair, or just look at random art hanging on the wall—I apply it to ME. I think we all do that. We all have a visceral, gut reaction to the art we love or enjoy. For my viewers, I want to sweep them away to a warm, bright, and relaxing beach…a HAVEN of reflection and renewal!
I’ve recently opened a store on Etsy, where all of my new paintings are available for sale. I’m currently working very hard to promote and get my art business off of the ground. You can visit
I hope you have a wonderful evening, and I look forward to my next blog.
All the best,