For a whole night at sea we searched and searched

Oil on canvas

For a whole night at sea we searched and searched is a painting about searching. Searching for something to paint. Searching for something in the paint. And searching for something lost at sea.

There is a narrative behind the painting. Born out of an experience on board the Spirit of Tasmania when someone was lost overboard. Formally, it is a study of darkness and light, surface and depth, that is based on my observations of the Tasman Sea.

I hope it gives a sense of something vast and powerful as well as nuanced and intimate, with attention paid to both the vastness of the sea and the individual waves. 

 

Category: Emerging

by Adrian Bradbury