I think we all have many awesome memories of being on holidays along the coast. Nothing beats those long hot days at the beach with the family and the warm nights with a glass of wine in your hand, watching the sun set. No thoughts on anything but being in the moment and enjoying spending quality family time with each other. This painting has been inspired by my own memories and just recent trip to the coast. This time I took in more of my surroundings, really noticing the little things, like the way the leaves were blowing in the ocean breeze. The colours and shapes of the plants that grow close to the beach. The flys and insects that like to be close to the water. It is almost like seeing it all for the first time. Great inspiration to work with.