On the Beach (After the Novel by Nevil Shute)


Using my own Kindergarten paintings – yes I still have them! – I select and apply a section to a firm support and then the conversation begins…

I seek out gestural figures in periodicals and other paper ephemera, which are then reversed to see what serendipity they might bring. These images are aligned with the composition and colors of the painting to create or enhance a narrative.

With On the Beach, we see a horizontal background that could be an oddly lit and ominous seascape. The two figures, representing flotsam and jetsam piles of seaweed, shells and rocks, seem to be moving in imagined unity. The title comes from a 1950s post-apocalyptic novel whose plot follows the human survivors of a nuclear world war as they wait for the radioactive cloud to arrive.

  • Artist’s original vintage Kindergarten painting
  • Selected print media imagery, reversed
  • 12″ x 12″
  • One of a kind, of course
  • Ready to hang
  • Free shipping

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  • Materials:  Print media applied to the artist’s tempera-on-newsprint Kindergarten painting
  • Support: Sealed Birchwood Cradle
  • Size: 12″ x 12″ x .75″
  • Year: 2022
  • Ready to Hang
  • Free Shipping

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Dimensions 12 × 12 × .75 in