Edisto Island Sea Cow

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A painting inspired by Edisto Island, SC - a unique abstract expressionism, fine art abstract, original abstract figurative expressionism, by Sarah Gilbert Fox

“The real reason I titled the painting Edisto Island Sea Cow is because the animal on the left side of the painting was getting lost in the muck.”

A painting inspired by Edisto Island, SC - a unique abstract expressionism, fine art abstract, original abstract figurative expressionism, by Sarah Gilbert Fox

This is a new contemporary abstract figurative expressionism painting – with markmaking – by emerging artist Sarah Gilbert Fox.

Acrylic on canvas with oil pastels. Canvas size 48″x 36″. Color palette / color way is green, blue, red, pink, yellow. Sarah Fox lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

  • Title Edisto Island Sea Cow
  • Type Figurative Abstract Figurative Expressionism
  • Movement • Fine Art • Contemporary American Art • Contemporary Abstract Expressionism • Figurative Abstract Markmaking
    Medium Acrylic, oil pastels, charcoal
  • Canvas Size 48″ x 36″
  • To purchase the painting please click to send a request
Edisto Island Sea Cow detail – Edisto might not have pink poplar trees, but the entire island reminds me of a place a kid would draw – full of color and happiness.
 Copyright © 2019 Sarah Gilbert Fox
 Edisto Island Sea Cow detail – happy dogs are always running around Edisto Island and on Edisto Beach.
Copyright © 2019 Sarah Gilbert Fox
Edisto Island Sea Cow detail – I just like these colors! My husband said the second title should be Strawberry Cake Meteorites.
Copyright © 2019 Sarah Gilbert Fox
Edisto Island Sea Cow detail – Well, I do not like my signature or drawing a foot, but this painting called for both.
Copyright © 2019 Sarah Gilbert Fox
Edisto Island Sea Cow detail – this is the head of an animal I made up. In this painting, I think it is an Edisto Island deer.
Copyright © 2019 Sarah Gilbert Fox

The Sea Cow Eatery

There is a restaurant on Edisto – right off Jungle Road – called The Sea Cow Eatery. This painting doesn’t have a thing to do with the restaurant, but I will say that it’s one of my favorite places in the world to have breakfast. Sitting down to a big plate of their French Toast is one of my must-dos when I visit. My brother, Micah Gilbert, and I go there in the mornings and talk about our childhood and how to write music and how to paint and just about everything there is to talk about under the sun. We usually get there before the crowd, but by the time we are finished, there’s a line out the door. The place is that special. I guess in this sense, the restaurant is part of what inspires me to paint about Edisto. (So maybe it does have something to do with the painting!)

The real reason I titled the painting Edisto Island Sea Cow is because the animal on the left side of the painting was getting lost in the muck. My sister, Kathy, came over, saw the painting and said, “I love that big cow you have on the left!” In fact, it had been another long, skinny thing with long dangly legs. But when she said that, everything came together. And that is the story of this painting.

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