from the artist: Old fishing boats have always fascinated me. those on the verge of falling apart, and sinking into the sea seem to call me, and I cannot pass one by without shooting a photograph as inspiration for a future painting. I seek to capture their essence, in a time less hurried, a calmness of spirit. I want to preserve their beauty. Michael Dunlavey is a true watercolor master learning his craft first from his father as a boy then receiving his B.A. and Masters in Art from California State University, Sacramento
an accomplished California artist and a master at capturing the mood of the sea with her impasto technique, laying on thick layers with visible brush and painting- knife strokes as the sea almost comes off of the canvas; excellent condition; minor wear to frame; with old gallery label on the reverse; Kent once said "I feel I know the sea in most of its moods, but it will take years to get it all on canvas."