Philip Gray
Storm passes
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Size: 32" x 32"
  • SOLD

All my life I have been drawn to the sea. My past experiences as a naval diver provided the opportunity to experience the sea on the ocean wave and the quiet and mysterious depths below the surface. I have seen the ocean in all its moods and the times when precious life is lost to its overwhelming power. In painting the sea I wish to not only communicate visually the power of the ocean wave but to express the hidden messages that I believe lie beneath the surface. I interpret the surface of the ocean as the external of ourselves and the depths below the surface represent our inner being and soul.
When we study the sea in all its changing moods, we can perhaps understand ourselves that little bit more.