This is a series I have been working on that attempts to convey a sense of motion through groups of characters as a whole, moving forward in a river-like fashion. The pieces are very painterly with thick brushstrokes and vibrant colors, that to me, have a water-like surface. The characters feel like fisherman acting in the same way as a school of fish in water, switching roles. Nautical themes in my work are influenced predominantly by growing up in a small fishing culture on the ocean.
- Patrick Duffy