This painting is a study of Montara Beach after a passing storm.  The sky was clearing and settling down and blue began to peak through the clouds.  The waves were still huge as they hit the steep shoreline.  This is one of my favorite beaches, as one morning over coffee we saw a mother gray whale with her baby there.  The mother was no more than 30 feet offshore and lifted her head out of the water to look at us (it seemed...).  Rumor has it the whales look up at Montara Mountain as a navigating landmark in their journey up and down the coast!

This piece is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.

- Sheila Finch

Storm's Passed

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on front and back

5" h x 5" w x .12" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Sheila Finch
Belmont, California

Getting to Know Sheila

Sheila spends many hours studying clouds from the cockpit of her sailboat on the California coast. She's frequently blessed with beaming sunrises and storms that create beautiful displays of light streaming across the ocean or shimmering off the nearby coastal mountain range. Sheila's award-winning paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. She has received recognition from the National Arts Appreciation Program, and her work has been exhibited at the prestigious L'Espace Bateau Lavoir in Paris.