What Medium do you paint in?

For the majority of my oceans and landscapes I use acrylic paint. Brush Paints are made with ink, acrylic paint and occasionally chalk.

do you use references?

For the most part I use a variety of references for just one painting. I will borrow tonal palettes from story books and brush technique from old masters. I love to mix and match styles and ideas, so I'm constantly reinventing my work and myself. That being said, I often don't find it conducive to my creativity to stick to a static reference. Just personal preference.

Why Oceans?

I love the feeling of waves and the soft rolling water. When I paint the ocean Iā€™m fascinated by its beauty and violence. How in a way it creates everything, and in just a moment it can take it all back..