Sand of the Sea is from my 2016 series of paintings titled "That Was the River, This Is the Sea." The shapes, suspended in a mythical landscape, speak to me. They tell me what to do and where to go, not only in the resulting painting but also in life. 

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Joshua Hogan

Sand of the Sea

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

18" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Joshua Hogan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Joshua

Joshua Hogan is a contemporary abstract painter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He utilizes an alla prima technique, applying wet paint on top of wet paint to achieve a fluid aesthetic. The paint creates a mix of runs, drips, and splatters, slowly forming spontaneous and interactive shapes he calls “wayfarers,” a term inspired by the writing of Kalhil Gibran. Joshua describes his creative process as “giving form to emotion.” The artist is passionate about living an artistic life across all channels of his career. When he is not painting, Joshua is an art consultant and the co-owner of a Pittsburgh gallery that supports emerging and mid-career artists. He also works professionally in the film and television industry as a scenic artist, and has worked on productions including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, and Marvel’s The Avengers.