“Eyes of a blue dog. I’ve written it everywhere.”Gabriel García Márquez Dear friend, Was it art or sea that I … More
American Artist Walter Anderson and his Secret Paradise – a Wild Island
He was an artist who needed to paint as much as he needed to breathe. His secret world was Horn Island.
“A Dreamer’s Search”: Interview with Eric Downs about his Debut Movie and Artist Rockwell Kent
In 1918, Rockwell Kent leaves New York City with his eight-year-old son and travels to the rugged wilderness of Alaska in search of inspiration.
Pat de Groot’s Sea Paintings in Philip Hoare’s RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR
How to paint the sea? It has to be as mysterious a process as writing about it. How to find the right words, not overdo it? How to paint how big it is?
How to Paint the Sea in Alessandro Baricco’s “Ocean Sea”
Sea and art: I love to read about both. Most of all I prefer to read about the sea in art and about artists in the sea.
Kids Sea Library: Marine Ecologist, Sailor, Artist and Writer Hannah Stowe
She was sailing the Baltic Sea, when I noticed her wooden boat Larry in the online sea of Twitter. A … More
Derek Jarman’s Seaside Garden in his Diary “Modern Nature”
This week I am looking for flowers in pages of Sea Library’s books. As a farewell to summer, also as … More
Magic Murals of Flowers in Tove Jansson’s “Moominpappa at Sea”
I spent hours and hours with my flowers this summer. I had planted in the soil so many seeds and … More
What the Sea Means for an Artist? Rosalind Pounder
“The sea is the outer limit of my small world, both boundary and destination. A psychological motif and upholder of the evidence of human disrespect for the planet on which we live.”
The Sea from Here: Interview with Artist David Cass
“Sometimes when I’m near water I can switch off and appreciate the beauty of it all, and in much of my painting I hope to convey this feeling. But at other times, I can’t help but fear the ocean’s power, and regret the damage we’ve done.”
What the Sea Means for an Artist? Katrīna Ģelze
“I’ve always found the sea uncomfortable. Its flat horizon, bare dunes, everything in the spotlight of the sun, no shadows to hide in, wind pushing me from all sides and the pull of the waves. I much rather admire its greatness from a hideout.” Katrīna Ģelze
What the Sea Means for an Artist? Jonny Hannah
“As a terrible swimmer, the sea is the only place, strangely enough, that I enjoy splashing about in the water. Swimming pools are too noisy or organised, but La Mer is the place for me to practice my terrible breast stroke.” Jonny Hannah
What the Sea Means for an Artist? Elina Ruka
“Walking by the sea is one of my favourite activities – sounds, colours, smells and temper, always different, always changing, affect me. I’m meditative, exhilarated, reflective, creative. It makes me feel how comforting the change could be.” Elina Ruka
What the Sea Means for an Artist? Angela Cockayne
“Afloat on the afterglow of forbidden energy, texting the celestial canopy above. To sleep on the sea I return to a primeval cradle, a place to rest, not to think, but absorb. Transmuted in dreams I become the ocean.” Angela Cockayne