Artwork > Still Life

I stack the disparate items collected beachcombing at Kahuku Point and paint them ten times their actual size in a style reminiscent of European portraiture. Mass-produced, disposable byproducts of our consumer-based society merge with organic, indigenous objects to form a metaphor for Hawaii’s hybrid culture, shaped by the various influences that have washed ashore. Everyday objects such as toothbrushes, lighters and spray bottle tops join with marine detritus to portray an island culture swept up in a global economy.

Urchin
oil on canvas
30 x 28 inches
2015
ocean plastic, flotsam, jetsam, totem
oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches
2012
Totem 5
oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches
2012
Totem 6
oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches
2012
ocean plastic, flotsam, jetsam, totem
oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches
2014
Totem 3
oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches
2014
Peter Shepard Cole
acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 40 inches
2008
rust, still life, seascape, peter shepard cole
oil on canvas
34 x 72 inches
2009
Peter Shepard Cole
oil on canvas
34 x 72 inches
2009
still life, buoys, floats, net, flotsam, jetsam, hawaii, Peter Shepard Cole
oil and acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2012
Peter Shepard Cole, bulldozer, banyan, painting, rust
oil and acrylic on canvas
32 X 30 inches
2012
coconut flower, charcoal sketch, hawaii
charcoal on paper
17 x 14 inches
2012
conch, charcoal, conte, sketch, hawaii
charcoal and conte on paper
10 3/8 x 14 3/4 inches
2013