The Voice of the Sea

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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Acrylic on acrylic multi-medium paper – 12″ × 8″
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The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
- Kate Chopin, ‘The Awakening’
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Some of our most stunning beaches and wild seas are to be found in Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Unlike the beaches further North, the Dolphin Coast has the most wonderful rocks and boulders on the beaches, extending into the sea for some distance during low tide. Whenever I visit the area, I can spend hours on the rocks, just watching the motion of the sea.
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To me it speaks of the mysteries of its depths, the countless lives that have been lost traversing its great expanse, lost treasure and the rich diversity of its animal life, sometimes evident in shells and strange bits and pieces washing ashore. What an awesome piece of our planet!


24th November 2010 – In the TOP 10 of the Challenge “Stormy Seas” in “Amazing Challenge Entertainment”
8th February 2011 – FEATURED in “Fantastic Primitive Art”
27th April 2011 – FEATURED in “Symposium of Modern Realists”
22nd July 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the Challenge “Surging, turbulent Seas” in “Realist Paintings About Water”
4th August 2013 – FEATURED in “A Class of its Own Gallery”
5th May 2014 – FEATURED in “Women Painters”
17th September 2016 – FEATURED in “Acrylic Painting”

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