Winter is coming
by Steve Myers
East Coast Tassie
I have been painting for a couple of years now and was first inspired by Mark's beautiful work of Lennox Head. I grew up around the beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coast and have spent my life surfing these regions.
I am now in Tasmania and get to surf many unspoiled and uncrowded waves. I love how the seasons change on the sea and always get that “goose-bump” feeling of a winter swell approaching.
This painting is of the East coast of Tasmania and the beginning of a new swell and a chill in the air. The winds are offshore and the sea; clear and cool. I painted a smaller version of this wave on location. I then brought the painting home to try a larger version but felt somewhat removed from the feeling I had on the day I was there.
The result was many attempts and frustration to capture that feeling again. I am happy with the result now and learning is always fun. I continue to be inspired by the amazing work I see and happy to be part of a beautiful new world I have found.