” As many have done in mythology, I relate the beauty and energy of water to feminine power. Water has long been equated with the feminine aspects of creation, nature and spirituality. I see the ocean as life giving, fertile, powerful, sensual, changing and mysterious. In my art, my brush strokes mimic expressions of water.
My paints create currents, splashes and fluidity. I am inspired by water’s glimmering interaction with light. I discovered a unique technique to imitate the effects of water’s refractive nature: using rare precious materials such as genuine metallic seashells, dichroics, 24k gold, silver, and using layers of translucent, reflective plexiglass. The harmony of these elements combined with the dichotomy of my muses’ power and softness reflects my interpretation of the sea in relation to femininity.
Spending my days creating artwork by the sea here in Laguna Beach California is everything I have always dreamt for since I was a kid. Born and raised in Florida, my passion for painting was discovered when I was 4 years old. Endless hours of my youth were spent at the beach, painting and analyzing the colorful movement of the waves.”- Lindsay Rapp