As a life-long resident of South Jersey, I of course, love the shore. Only someone raised near the shore can truly appreciate the unique smells of the sea, the salt air and even those annoying seagulls! They sure can be pests when sitting on the beach, yet I have always loved their graceful beauty. Perhaps it was reading "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" in the sixties that raised them to a higher level for me. I'm not sure but there is a certain grace to them. I have done several paintings of seagulls, including a more abstracted version, inspired by the book. This, however, is the only pastel painting I have done of seagulls.
Julie K Smith
I am an artist and teacher. I have been creating art all my life and teaching it for more than thirty years. I hope you will visit my site and share it with your friends.