Tom Beale

Project Description

The beach has always inspired me to sing, dance, and paint. These paintings embody a playful spirit, and summarize the joy I experience during a beautiful day at the beach. “Silliness” is a prominent theme in these paintings. The beach can give you the freedom to act without thought, and these paintings reflect that freedom by mashing reds and pinks and oranges together the way you did in childhood. Back then you would say to yourself, “Man, that’s crazy, but it works!”. In the same way the colors of the boardwalk mix and meld into abstract images, the colors of my paintings combine to create an environmental whole.

—Tom Beale