This is a series I have been working on that attempts to convey a sense of motion through groups of people, moving forward like a river. The work is very painterly with thick brushstrokes and vibrant colors. To me, the colors and quality of the paint create a surface reminiscent of water. The people look like fisherman, acting in the same way as a school of fish in water. Nautical themes in my work are influenced predominantly by growing up in a small fishing culture on the ocean, as well as my passion for environmental and physical sciences. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.
- Patrick Duffy