This piece is acrylic on panel. The cradled panel measures 8" x 8" and is ready to hang.
Sean Ware is a painter, illustrator, and educator, constantly exploring and creating in the forests of coastal Maine. Driven by a love for the outdoors, nature, and travel, his work looks at the steady change of everyday surroundings and environments. As a plein air painter, he enjoys capturing these moments from direct observation. This process is often a balance of small gouache sketches made in the field, larger oil and acrylic paintings in the studio, and ink wash drawings, each prompting and informing the others. Outside of painting, his creative pursuits include ceramics, printmaking, and digital illustration.
Originally from Kentucky, he received his MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire. Sean has taught art across the Unites States, at institutions including Ringling College of Art & Design and his alma mater, Berea College.
Sean Ware's ETA32 series of paintings is a celebration of summer on the Atlantic. They mix past memories of long sunburned days and salty breezes with moments captured from life on the shores of Maine and New Hampshire. They show glimpses of seaside communities, marine life, and the movement and patterns of the ocean surface, scenes filled with the energy and warmth of a coastal summer.