Ocean Quigley is painter living and working in Oakland, California. He comes from an artistic family, grew up in Hawaii and in Maine, went to art school at Parsons in New York, and at CCAC in Oakland.
Ocean works from life. His paintings are beautifully crafted and are in the long tradition of American realism.
He paints in a direct, alla prima method, often in a single session. He thinks of painting as a performance. Like singing or dancing, painting is done in time and demands virtuosity and focus.
Paintings can only be roughly represented with an image on the web, to appreciate them you should really see them in person.
Send a message if you'd like to schedule a studio visit.