The video above captures highlights and the painting process from voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula this past November and December 2011. Early in the season we saw incredible sunsets and unusual amounts of ice in the channels. Recent paintings are now posted on the website and many new studio works are in the concept stage. Having so much amazing reference and ideas is a wonderful problem to have!
In the Antarctic spring it is exciting to witness the energy of creatures breaking trails in the fresh snow returning to nest or to feed below the surface. They seem so at home among the hidden turquoise ice caves, following the ancient rhythms and echoes of the ocean. Often it seems the weather etches the shapes of mythical beings on the icebergs. Every block of ice has such a story to tell as it contains the layers of the past as well is being worn by the warming currents of today.