“If you’re lucky enough to live on the water, you’re lucky enough.” -Irish proverb
They were predicting for us more winter yesterday than we have the whole rest of the season. While it wasn’t really the snowmageddon they threatened, my thoughts nonetheless turned to … summer.
Today, we’re exploring the refreshing, summery-feeling paintings of artist Brenda Sunseri. Her painting above got my attention the other day when I was looking for water-related art because I’m lonely for my bay. It’s funny how the right work of art can comfort you when you’re a little lost. Thank you, Brenda.
Her work visits locations that clearly mean something to her. There are scenes from upstate New York, from Maui and Kauai in Hawaii, from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Desert Palms in California and Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Turks and Caicos and Honduras, and many other beautiful locations, too. Sunseri gets around! I like how generous she is with her memories, and I like how comfortable they feel. There’s no stress, there’s no commercialism, just sand and sky and people being themselves.
When I asked Sunseri for a little biographical information, her response was perfectly pithy. I include it in its entirety:
“Bio – self taught. Day job – landscape designer. Favorite subject – how light changes everything. Motto – Travel, Travel, Travel. Paint, Paint, Paint.”
Sounds like a great life!
All images property of Brenda Sunseri, used with permission.