Sarah Lockett’s textured seascapes are built from layers of acrylic paint into tangible visions of water, sand, and sky. Lockett’s work harmonizes an appreciation of the natural world with a distinct way of depicting it. In particular, her paintings find a standardized form in a careful blend of neutral blues, greys, and browns all enhanced with shining white highlights. Golden sand and a variety of clouds surround lone boats or shining pools of water. Lockett marries a subtle, textured approach with classically serene colors to create images that capture the many moods of the sea. The undulating brushstrokes mimic the slopes of the waves and sand, and crisp horizon lines draw the viewer out into the open ocean. The paintings exist equally as large vistas and smaller moments of texture and color on canvas.
Lockett’s first seascape was painted while living in Wisconsin, pining for her UK home and the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by summer beach days with her family, cycling by the seashore, and her home on the North Devon coast of England, Lockett paints scenes that capture the world around her.