Sea Me, As I Am investigates the compositions and details of the headlands and views from the cliffs between Wimbie Beach and Lilli Pilli on the South East coast of NSW.
The paintings focus on the rock formations, angles, depth of field, and vegetation unique to the area. Wimbie Beach is close to the artist’s heart, having spent time there during her upbringing at her grandparents’ home, and most recently last summer.
“My painting trips always provide me with rich inspiration, and involve a lot of plein air painting, documenting, and capturing the surrounds. Sleeping in swags under the stars gives me a sense of immersion with all the sounds, smells, and beauty of the landscape.”
Sea Me, As I Am has a vivid and other-worldly colour palette, accentuating pinks, yellows, and blues found within the landscape.
“Working with colour is my artistic voice. I’m constantly aiming to push the boundaries with colour experimentation and finding new ways of applying marks and techniques to allow the painting to ‘sing’ and have a higher energy vibration.” – Paula Jenkins, 2022