If you’re craving a fun day at the beach, perhaps these paintings by Sally West can help you feel like you’re there. West is an Australian painter who prefers working outdoors so she can capture the details of the landscapes in front of her. We’re absolutely amazed by her beach paintings! She manages to capture the waves, the sand, and even the people on the beach with a series of abstract moves in nude and pastel palettes that have a summery vibe.
West creates texture by layering paint so her art looks incredibly lifelike, despite the lack of realism. You’ll notice the colorful silhouettes of people swimming or enjoying the sun, but the more you look at the paintings, the more the line between details and brushstrokes becomes thinner.
“I have always loved the beach. It’s where I feel happy and I don’t think I will ever move away from it,” the artist told The Chromologist. “When life gets hard I go to the beach… and everything seems beautiful again. I love the sound of the waves, the ability to see the horizon and visual appeal. It just keeps me going back.”
See her paintings below.