This particular sentence is one we regularly hear from viewers of Ocean Breeze, a fusion of color, warmth, movement, sunset, and light. The open edition licensed print of this work at Great Big Canvas consistently posts number 1 in Steve’s art sold at the site, and in the broad, general category of Figurative Art, Ocean Breeze sells in the top 2 percent.
Ocean Breeze is filled with warm reds, golds, and oranges dancing with cool blues and lavenders. One can feel the mist on the breeze, the warmth of the sun’s rays on one’s shoulders, the gentle touch of the waves on bare feet.
“I wanted to capture a sense of freedom and joy,” Steve remarks on this piece, ” and the place, to me, that pulses with those feelings is the seashore. People are happy when they walk along the beach.”
As a fine artist with a broad background in commercial illustration, Steve has always
enjoyed painting the human form, and in Ocean Breeze — as in all of his works of young women and children — Steve focuses on the postive elements of joy, happiness, meditation, thought, freedom, innocence, and hope.
“There are a lot of definitions about what art is,” Steve says. “But one aspect that is frequently discredited or looked over is art’s ability to provide hope and celebrate beauty. Too often we are assaulted by darkness, gloom, depression, and despair — and we’re told that this represents ‘real life.’
“While these are aspects of real life, so are their opposites, and those opposites are what I choose to paint.”
Ocean Breeze embodies joy, peace, freedom, and hope.
The original painting is gallery wrapped — meaning that it is ready to hang on the wall without the need for a frame — and is available through Steve Henderson Fine Art.
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