NEW SERIES: Into the Blue Quiet
TAMMY FLYNN SEYBOLD NEW SERIES:  Into the Blue Quiet acrylic on canvas
Into the Quiet 2
2020
acrylic on canvas
30" x 24"

The purpose of this work was to create a cool, calm alternate space during this global pandemic we are all experiencing. My routine of going to the pool and swimming laps is one I dearly missed during the grey days of isolation, and I'm sure others did too. I longed for the glittering, quiet space that lay just below the surface - that time for myself and my body that helped calm me and make me ready to paint. I hoped to recreate this alternate space, and alternate state of mind, for the viewer, hence the viewpoint at the end of the lane.
The painting of each tile square was meditative for me, and I found each small square became a miniature abstract painting in it's own right.
TAMMY FLYNN SEYBOLD NEW SERIES:  Into the Blue Quiet acrylic on canvas
Sold DotInto the Quiet 1
2020
acrylic on canvas
30" x 20"
NFS

I was inspired to create this piece for myself, but it has sparked a collective craving during this time of anxiety and isolation. Rather than an image of emptiness, the painting creates a calm, comforting realm that so many of us are missing during this time. We all have childhood memories of descending into this silent otherworld: cool, quiet and soothing. It's somewhere we can float, detached from the cares of the world and let the shimmering, filtered sun paint us in light.

TAMMY FLYNN SEYBOLD NEW SERIES:  Into the Blue Quiet acrylic on canvas
Diving into the Blue Quiet
2020
acrylic on canvas
30" x 48"
$2100 USD

As I spent time isolated due to the global pandemic we are all experiencing, I found myself aching for the cool clean world beneath the surface of our local pool. I am an avid swimmer, and this shimmering blue world beckoned, with its promise of quiet and solace.
Having been born and raised in California, the aqua and sun-drenched works of David Hockney have long influenced my work. In the grey days of isolation and worry, I found it soothing and calming to paint in a style and subject matter evocative of this lighter, sunnier time. I hope these works create in the viewer a sense of diving into a calmer, quieter world.

TAMMY FLYNN SEYBOLD NEW SERIES:  Into the Blue Quiet Acrylic on canvas
Diving into the Quiet
2020
Acrylic on canvas
40" x 30"
$1850 USD

While isolated during the Covid-19 pandemic, I found I was deeply missing the feeling of plunging into the healing, calm blue of our local pool. I'm an avid swimmer, and until it was forbidden to me, I didn't realize just how much I relied on this ritual: the complete transformation when I entered this quiet, shimmering world. It is an ancient feeling, womb-like and comforting, yet also feels new, like a purification of body and soul. I hoped to bring that feeling to others who might be missing that transformative, cooling calm of the water.