Blue Abstract Art

Blue Abstract Art

If you were to press me, I would have to concede tha my favourite subject to paint is mostly likely the sea. That leads obviously to the subject of blue abstract art.

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” 

Rainer Maria Rilke 

The sea speaks of freedom and depths that we can barely imagine taking us away from our small, ordinary and often limiting thoughts and feelings.

Blue abstract art, much like the sea itself can bring a sense of calm and take us beyond ourselves to great depths and a sense of a bigger picture.

Blue Abstract Paintings

I like to paint abstract seascapes in a dynamic and fluid way, making marks with the awareness that the sea is full of constantly changing depths - always ebbing and flowing.

Blue abstract paintings are not an attempt to be photorealistic, but they are an attempt to catch something of the shifts and surges of water in a way that could be seen to be more true than a  photo 'still' that doesn't convey movement.

Seascape Art

In my seascape art, it's really important to me to put across fluid movement in my mark making.

I love the sea and regularly take part in 'wild water swimming' even though the water is very cold in County Down.

Actually the colder it is the more of a rush you get. This is also something I try to put across in my work - a rush of blue, a flood of light and new beginnings, a rising tide replete with possibilities.

 Blue Abstract Art Examples

Abstract Ocean Painting 'Wave'

Blue Abstract Art


Abstract Art Commission 'Ballyholme Bay'

'Ballyholme Bay' Abstract Art Commission

'The Blues of Daybreak' Blue Abstract Art Seascape