As I experienced employment as a professional Digital
Graphic Designer plus working full-time and overtime
I struggled to find time to paint, especially the themes
and approach I wish to paint — candid people and
montages. I felt my life was not fulfilled, absent of
a paintbrush in one hand and a pallet with paint in
I recognized some soul-searching was needed. Therefore,
I reminisce through my photo collection and art collection.
I found I enjoyed taking pictures of the sea and the
sky. After, I found a painting from my early studies
(at MCC) — the key to my harmonization.
work of art is on wood and made-up of acrylic paints,
sand, string, and wood shims*. Furthermore, the image
is rendered with strokes of a pallet knife, brush, and
my fingertips. It illustrates the sea and a sand fence
by the seashore.
is key to this visual, it originates from visualization.
Visuals I have captured repeatedly, whereas
picture resources were no more needed; therefore,
the art was somewhat complete before I began. Furthermore,
this is how my featured artworks evolved [2-series,
12 by 8 in., see medium above (19-total*)].
works of art (or fulfillment) encompass a painting titled,
“Self-Portrait (centerpiece painting)”;
the centerpiece marks a threshold between my two Seashore
painting series. During my first series, I came to a
realization; I recognized these paintings had tremendous
meaning to life experiences. Therefore, I felt I must
visually illustrate my findings.
paintings are not only exhibiting the sea and seashore
but in a metaphoric view the paintings are expressing,
“ The Sea is composed of the same essentials in
which we encompass in our existence". The painting,
“Self-Portrait” also explains my recognition.
It is seen transcribe in the book — lower right
corner of the painting.