Living near the beach in Port Macquarie, Central Mid North Coast Australia,  the sound of the sea is noticeable day and night and the colours and energies of the land and the water in a state of constant flux.

We have walked and re-walked sections of the 9 km coastal track from the Town Basin down to Lighthouse Bay and it never fails to energise and inspire.

 

The Pathway is an almost constant theme in my work and during quiet walks, ideas and insight can arise from just walking and paying attention to stones and stairways and being careful of each step. A path is a good analogy for life with its ups and downs but the rocks and stones underfoot offer support and guide even as the surface itself changes constantly, the underlying strata is there and is strong and steadfast- while viewpoints and horizons shift and vary.

Painting format

I have used a square format instead of the usual ‘landscape’ format as it offers a way of ‘enclosing’ the path and offers compositional opportunities as well as a fresher angle on the image.

Underpainting

The underpainting includes vivid oranges and reds which represent the blood of the earth and its fiery energy and well as the vibrant reds which are part of the soil structures in Australia anyway.

Textures are sometimes randomly applied prior to the surface image used and  expressive of movement of past or future wind or rain or the passing energies of birds or the Unseen.

Coast

Coast Paintings - Moira Pagan
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1. Cove Between Tacking Point And Sea Acres Reserve

455mm x 455mm 

$375

2. Cove Below Tacking Point Lighthouse

455mm x 455mm 

$375

3. Cove Below Nobby head, Port  Macquarie

305mm x 305mm 

SOLD

4. Nobby head, Port  Macquarie

305mm x 305mm 

$225

5. Miners Beach 1

455mm x 455mm 

$375

7. Miners Beach 3

220mm x 220mm 

$95

6. Miners Beach 2

455mm x 455mm 

$375

8. Nobby's Beach, Port  Macquarie

455mm x 455mm 

$375

9. Shelly's Beach, Port  Macquarie

305mm x 305mm 

$225

10. Rock at Pandanus Beach Port Mcquarie

305mm x 305mm 

$225

11. Pandanus Beach Port Mcquarie

305mm x 305mm 

SOLD

12. Towards North Brother from Lighthouse Beach

305mm x 305mm 

SOLD

14. Track from Miner's to Shelly's Beach

305mm x 305mm

SOLD

 

13. Tacking Point Lighthouse, 455mm x 455mm

SOLD