Dunkirk Beach At Night #3, 2019
Oil on canvas
65 x 92 cm

This is a painting of Dunkirk beach located in the north of France. I’ve lived on this beach for some years. It is windy here and the water is cold. The water of today looks different from yesterday. The colours constantly change and its appearance transforms with each fleeting and coming wave. I’ve been spending time painting just the beach because I find it has begun to play a role in my life. It is revealed to me at night when the horizon line merges with the night sky. Unable to distinguish between one and the other, it looks as if you stand in front of a black wave that towers infinitely above you.

Thank you to Andréa Graziano who taught me how to blend paint using her knowledge of how to apply women’s make-up. She also helped me make this painting.