I’ve always loved to paint. I started doing watercolours and have since moved into oils and acrylics as well. Below you’ll find some of my works that have been inspired in some way by the ocean (plus a few that took inspiration from land).

Ocean-inspired paintings

Aerial and underwater ocean scenes. This was a collaboration with my two daughters, ages 3 and 5, and was inspired by scenes from the beautiful book From Above and Below by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Brian Skerry (acrylic on canvas; 2015).
Jack’s Creek in Western Australia, Australia (-18.224822°, 122.201409°; acrylic on canvas; 2013).
Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland, Australia (-18.280169°, 146.247274°; watercolour on paper; 2000)
Aerial view of a river delta reaching to meet the sea somewhere in Australia, I think (oil on canvas; 2001)
Sea turtle hatchling (possibly a green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas; watercolour on paper; 2011). I painted this for our first daughter who adored baby turtles after spending a month at Heron Island while we did research.

Land-inspired paintings

The Grand Tetons in Wyoming, USA (43.750000°, -110.833334°; oil on canvas; 1997)
Our Santa Barbara garden. (left) Blue grama grass, Bouteloua gracilis; (middle) Catalina ironwood, Lyonothamnus floribundus; (right) Calla lily, Calla palustris (acrylic on canvas; 2005)

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