Oceana, painting of the ocean with a Spiritual figure forming from sunlight, sun streaming down into the sea from above, art with angelic figure, soulful uplifting inspirational art, art with waves, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, limited edition giclee, signed art print, fine art reproduction, original magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

I was shooting reference photos at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego one late summer’s day many years ago. When I got the prints back (this was pre-digital photography) the way the sunlight was and interacting with the lens and atmosphere created a clear beam of light coming down with what looked like a human form within it. It was quite eerie. I took some liberties when recreating the scene on canvas, but this is not that far from the original shot. While I am not religious, I am deeply spiritual. And the spirit of Divine Love represented here, whether for you it be Christ, Mary, or whomever you might see, is a powerful force in my life.


36 x 36 - Oil On Canvas - $4,500