When looking at Jack Saylor’s paintings, I find the words tumbling through my head like waves breaking onto the shoreline….
amazing mesmerizing exciting profoundly calming detail

romantic like the name sailor the sea stories  our history… I am delighted that a man with the name Saylor has such intelligent precise craftsman ship evoking in me the salt smell of the ocean, the cries of seagulls, rolling ponderous waves  the romance of the sea which is embedded in the DNA of many of us, though may never have been to sea yet we are of the ocean, our very blood composed the same, as much or more than of the land… No matter where I found myself living I would want his images on my wall, to make my  history ever present…

Jack says:

“It is my desire to incorporate my deeply embedded European influences into subject matter which is universal, that being the sea, I’ve always painted the sea. The sea is our home and our life.”

Slideshows of his paintings with our conversation:

Introduction  How Started  Theme 

Media and Technique 

Aiming High to Keep Quality, Constant as Sea 

Marketing  The Sea  Facebook 

Why He Uses  Upper Canada Stretchers

Visit his website for exquisite images, fascinating projects:  http://www.jacksaylor.com/

Some of his paintings:

medium_DSC04196  medium_Offshore-72dpi  medium_SeaStorm_72dpi  medium_buriedtreasure

From his website:

I am an artist living in the seaport town of Morehead City, North Carolina.
I spent much of my 20s in Europe, mainly along the Coast of Spain and in Florence Italy. As an artist I learned so much from living and working abroad and these experiences have remained forever a part of my being. It is my desire to incorporate my deeply embedded European influences into subject matter which is universal, that being the sea, whether it is a domestic shore or beyond some distant horizon. In the mid 90s, my wife and I moved to the beautiful coast of our native state of North Carolina. She is the great great granddaughter of a sea captain and I’ve always painted the sea. The sea is our home and our life.

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