I am currently working on some more complicated still life paintings. With the theme of “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” I am bringing together objects from three realms of the natural world. Sea shells have become a favorite subject for me. I have always lived within a day trip to the ocean. As a child I learned to sail, I have always loved being on the water. My Dad was an officer in the Navy in WW2 and we have sea captains in our ancestry. Sea shells are the beautifully created homes of a multitude of creatures. We can admire the spirals, colors and textures of the dwellings of the mollusks and sea snails as we contemplate the vast and mysterious world that lives under the sea.