Marina Syntelis (b.1975) paints incredible hyper-realistic seascapes!
Marina comments; "I attempted to capture the moment when the wave reaches the shore. The beautiful colours of the Mediterranean sunset. The sea is on fire. It is not blue anymore. I have always loved to watch these waves, trying to stop time. This painting was exactly this very challenge!"
At Marina's 1st UK Solo Exhibition recently at the Southampton International Boat Show, where 43 paintings of hers were sold, there were looks of sheer amazement at the power of her paintings and the emotion it envoked within the viewer.
Steve Burnage at The Papillon Gallery believes that "Marina is one of the finest living seascape artists in the world and the incredible feedback from so many people at the International Boat Show in Southampton is a testimony to where her star is heading!"
However as well as being a hyper - realist painter in terms of atmosphere, she allows for an element of magical realism and even some abstraction to create her stunning and highly moving scenes. Crashing waves meet misty. ethereal waters in a cascade of foam and water and emotion!
Marina decided to reach back in time, using an age-old secret of the old masters to create luster, transparencies, and glowing colours in their works. She discovered the use of pine resin, mixed with turps and linseed oil, known as a form of 'meglip'. A secret ingredient used by Turner, Rembrandt, Van Eyck and Rubens in order to create fabulous grazes. It is a technique that very few artists use today or have ever even tried. Marina has resurrected this technique by placing it within a contemporary context.
It is a beautiful painting and the sheer magnetism of the realism and abstraction takes you to a different world and a beautiful sea setting in the evening sun of the Aegean!
The painting is signed on the canvas, painted in oils using Marina's special technique and measures 50cm x 40cm
It is framed in Marina's trademark white floating box frame, Mediterranean style, which sets it off very nicely.