Days Bay

2009
Oil on board
W1450 x H500

Days Bay holds a special place in my life. Having gone to school at Wellesley College and spending my formative years around there, I decided it was an important place for me to record in a painting.
Further to this, in 2010, a year after painting this work, I got married in Days Bay as well.
Shortly after painting this work, I took a conscious break from art and the art world. There were a number of factors to this; the main one being that I had become disillusioned with art galleries displaying ‘untalented’ artworks – works that create themselves or are mistakes of happenstance, or just plain rubbish. I no longer wanted to be considered an ‘artist’ because of what it was beginning to mean. I found it completely disrespectful to the talents of masters of the past such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Picasso to put these creations in the same ball park.