A detail of a painting of a family enjoying a day at the beach, with their dog
Sparkly Sea - detail

Detail of 'Sparkly Sea'
Oil on cotton canvas board. Whole image: 6 x 12 inches.
A Poole Harbour painting, with Brownsea Island in the background.

Inspiration: I had gone for a walk at the beach when I saw this charming family scene in the harbour. The dog caught my attention first, running along and splashing through the shallow puddles, yet never straying far from this little group. The sunlight sparkling on the sea and wet sand was simply stunning. I just had to paint it! It reminded me of one of those perfect Summer days I enjoyed as a child, when the sun was warm on your face, your feet were permanently sandy, and it felt like Summer would last forever.
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Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic impasto paintings.
Floral & coastal designs for fabrics & cards
All images © Andrea Hook

Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition 2017
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines' Open Art Competition 2020
A detail of a painting of a family enjoying a day at the beach, with their dog

Detail of 'Sparkly Sea'
Oil on cotton canvas board. Whole image: 6 x 12 inches.
A Poole Harbour painting, with Brownsea Island in the background.

Inspiration: I had gone for a walk at the beach when I saw this charming family scene in the harbour. The dog caught my attention first, running along and splashing through the shallow puddles, yet never straying far from this little group. The sunlight sparkling on the sea and wet sand was simply stunning. I just had to paint it! It reminded me of one of those perfect Summer days I enjoyed as a child, when the sun was warm on your face, your feet were permanently sandy, and it felt like Summer would last forever.
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