Rocks and Water
DescriptionAlthough I am more known for painting about the city, however when I am on holiday I go sailing and have sailed a boat with my wife from the UK to Turkey. Over 25 years of sailing I have witnessed the sea in all its states from calm to storm, dazzling light to deep night, along coasts and far from land. People who live on the water and work at sea their whole lives are in close proximity with the benign beauty of constantly moving water and reflected light. During their lives they will have experienced the visceral danger when the sea is angry, the cruelty and boredom of fishing, and the true sense of homecoming as they re-enter the safety of the harbour. They are a close community that generally care for and respect the natural environment, as small family businesses, fishing folk have a tough life, I have sailed myself and am always fascinated to meet fishermen and women. Half of humanity now lives in big cities and these people still live very close to nature.