The sound of surf rolling up on a beach may bring up some special memories for you. For an artist with a new exhibition on the South Coast, these are the sounds of her own personal, and just completed global quest: To paint the world’s five oceans.
Artist Danielle Eubank’s fascination with capturing images of water goes back almost two decades. In 2001, she was traveling in the south of Spain, when her travel plans changed and she was stuck at a beach. She decided to make the most of it with her canvases and paint.
The fascination with painting oceans opened a new door for her, using her artistic skills to document ocean expeditions. This year, she completed her two decade long effort to document all five oceans. The result is the new “Danielle Eubank: One Artist, Five Oceans" exhibition at California Lutheran University’s Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.
It features more than two dozen paintings, as well as photographs and sketches. Eubank says she feels everyone will connect with the images, because oceans bring out memories for us, like trips on a boat, or to the beach. She's also hoping it will get people thinking about water, and the oceans so we can be more environmentally conscious.
“One Artist: Five Oceans" runs through August 1st in the Kwan Fong Gallery on the Cal Lutheran Campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and admission is free. There will be an artist’s reception in the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15th.