In 2000, my husband, son and I moved from urban San Francisco, to the Pacifica beach. Across the road was a fishing pier with a bait shop. I was captivated by the dusty, sun bleached Polaroids of fisherman holding up their catch. The humanity of these men inspired me, and thus began the Beach Series. The subject of these beach paintings soon shifted from fisherman to bathers frolicking in the surf. I liked the way these active, wet figures morphed into abstract painting.