Regatta in Perth

This is my latest painting, “Regatta in Perth”. Perth is a wonderful city, and ever since I moved here I wanted to paint the beautiful view you have of the skyline from South Perth, which is the icon of the city, and I finally did it! :) And to make it better, I decided to…

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Reason’s tragedy

“Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer” – Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason) Charcoal…

Magnificence in the oceans

“. . . mixing with the soft waves themselves (…) these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it… “ – Herman Melville (Moby Dick) Oil and acrylic painting “Humpback whale” by Marta Galindo.

As if the sand was stone

“Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand was stone.” – Jorge Luis Borges Oil painting “Indiana Teahouse, Cottesloe” by Marta Galindo.

The voice of the sea

“The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamouring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of contemplation. 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) Oil painting “The wave”…

The perfection of the whole

It is truly exceptional the way new ideas can cross your mind… Someday you go for a walk, you see a leaf falling from a tree, and that is it. “Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of…

Silence

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth” – Mahatma Gandhi. Painting of Lighthouse in Crete, Greece