Shoreline Quartet

Shoreline Quartet – Ibis, (1990)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1,950, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 21¾” x 31 1/8″
Print no longer available from the Publisher.

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Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email:; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

I have loved the beach since I was a child. I used to play in the waves for hours. The power of the water impressed me, and the transparent turquoise color of the rolling waves always gave me a thrill. The way the waves spread out on the beach with all the little bubbles, then slow down and run back, only to be overlapped by another wave, is fascinating. The tremendous feeling of light and space on a beach is wonderful. It is one of the places where I really feel alive, especially when you are in close contact with all the living creatures around you. At the seashore, those creatures are mostly birds attracted by an abundant supply of food.

For my painting, I chose the ibis because its colors suit the color of the water. Only white would not have been good; the red bill and legs were necessary. Their elegant way of foraging brings a poetic element to the painting. Ibis love warm climates, so they are mostly found in tropical climates.

Carl Brenders