This work on paper was created as a birthday surprise for a client in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was inspired by the recipient's childhood aquarium and his care for tropical coral that was part of his well-loved fish tank. The painting also expresses the couple's love of scuba diving, travel, and oceanic movement--the peace that can be found in nature and under the water. It is a mixed media painting, utilizing a number of mediums, from transparent paint, to colored pencil, to marker and ink.

The Aquarium


Acrylic on paper

24" x 19"