Seals are the ultimate master swimmers – graceful and dynamic in the water. This piece has that tranquility and streamline character of the seal as it moves through the sea. It has the same theme as my other seal paintings. The element of realism as the animal pops up above the water, contrasted directly with the abstraction and distortion of the animal under the water. That combination is always going to be something that inspires me in a work and something that I want to paint.
Description: Cape fur seal. Medium: Oil on canvas. Dimensions: 90cm x 70cm