Colin Schildhauer's Explorations of Sea and Land
43x43 (oil) This painting conveys the tragic aftermath of an oil spill. Oil spills like these occasionally happen along the California coastline, devastating fragile ecosystems and wildlife.
43x43 (oil) This painting focuses on the build up of plastics in our oceans. The albatross of Midway Atoll unknowingly feed their young shiny pieces of plastic mistaking them for food. The plastics fill the chicks' stomachs, seriously harming, even killing them. The Rubik's cube represents our need to solve this difficult problem of over consumption of plastics.
43x43 (oil) Fishing has long been a reliable source of food for humans. With continuing increases in the world's population, we run the risk of depleting the ocean's natural fish stocks.
(oil on canvas) I made this painting in response to propositions of a conglomeration of coal mines to be implemented in the Galilee Basin, Queensland Australia. On April 17, 2019 a convoy led by Green Party leader Bob Brown departed from Hobart Tasmania to Queensland's Galilee Basin to protest the production of the Adani Coal Mine.
I have a strong belief in environmental preservation and conservation. By spreading awareness, we can join together in search of solutions that will help preserve the ocean and land for future generations.