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Capturing the raw energy of the ocean on canvas
In addition to my pet portrait work, I also create seascape paintings. Living in Cornwall, and spending a lot of my free time in the ocean, I'm never short of inspiration. I'm blessed with stunning beaches and a rugged coastline right on my doorstep. I love to see and experience the ocean in all her varying moods and seasons.
All my seascapes are painted using professional grade oil paints on cotton canvas. The fluidity of the paint, and long drying times mean that they're the perfect medium to recreate scenes of the ocean. They allow for colours to be beautifully blended, creating the illusion of movement and light. The varying textures I can achieve allow me to create highly detailed paintings with depth and realism.
I love painting energy, movement and colour, and for me the sea encapsulates that perfectly. The ocean is never static – it’s constantly shifting, tides moving in and out, winds changing the shape of the waves, colours transforming as the light rises and fades, waves curling and frothing; I love how it can look so dramatically different in the space of just a few hours. My paintings aim to capture a snapshot, showing the beauty of the sea in all its various states.
Watergate Bay is my home from home, and nothing compares to surfing its turquoise, azure and green waves on a sunny day. I bumped into Naomi on the beach one day, photographing those exact breaks, and she agreed to paint my waves for me. I couldn't have imagined the painting would so realistically evoke the emotions I feel about the sea when I'm surfing. The translucence she draws out in the colours is unbelievable, she has an amazing talent. So happy, Watergate Bay Forever! - Amanda Archer-Brown
How to buy a painting
My clients often tell me how their paintings are like little windows to the sea! You don't have to live by the beach to enjoy it's beauty. Your painting can be your very own slice of paradise, right in your own home.
My gallery below shows the paintings which are currently waiting for their new home. You can click on an image to view more details about each artwork, and to see it in a larger window. If you see something you like, simply get in touch for more details. I'm always happy to email you close up images, and photos of the painting framed. You can choose to have your painting framed or unframed, depending on your personal preference. My standard frame is a solid white wooden frame as pictured below, which gives a modern feel and works with any style of décor.
Prices and Shipping
My paintings come in a range of sizes to suit every home. The dimensions quoted below are the canvas size. If you choose to purchase your artwork framed, add another 6cm around the perimeter for the framed dimensions.
40 x 30cm canvas - £250 framed. £220 unframed.
50 x 40cm canvas - £350 framed. £315 unframed.
70 x 50cm canvas - £550 framed. £500 unframed.
UK shipping rates:
For canvas sizes up to 50 x 40cm (including the framed option) - £15
70 x 50cm canvas (including the framed option) - £25
International shipping is available for all paintings, and I can provide a bespoke shipping quotation based on your location. Contact me for your quote.