This is a personal project that I made for my family. My mom’s side likes to vacation on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. It’s a beautiful, quiet beach island just off the coast. Last summer, on my last morning at the beach, I took a bunch of photographs with the intention of making this painting.
I used these photos of native plants and the landscape to paint each element one by one. Then I collaged them together in Photoshop, and added my signature style of lettering. The funniest part is that I finally got around to this not in Summer, but on a cold day in December while listening to the Nutcracker Suite in my studio.