Danielle Eubank: One Artist Five Oceans: “A 20-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans” and World Oceans Day Fundraiser

This program will be followed by a raffle to raise money for the Los Angeles chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for World Oceans Day.


Danielle Eubank shares One Artist Five Oceans, a 20-year project where she, as an expedition artist, sailed and painted the waters of every ocean on Earth.

In her travels as a young artist, Eubank fell down a mountain on her bicycle. While convalescing in a fishing village in Spain, she spent every day on the quay painting the water. She focused on painting its forms in its myriad conditions, refining her techniques of abstraction and realism until she was able to render their ephemeral qualities in her own style. Her paintings of water led to an invitation to serve as the Expedition Artist aboard the replica 8th century Borobudur Ship that rounded the Cape of Good Hope sailing from Indonesia to Ghana.  The journey proved to be a pivotal event in Eubank’s life as an artist–her paintings of the waters of the open ocean and marginal seas were transformative, and the success of this work compelled her to paint the other oceans of the world. Eubank sailed aboard a replica 2,500-year-old Phoenician ship that circumnavigated Africa, sailed and painted the High Arctic, and also the Southern Ocean to create her landmark series of ocean paintings.


“I have painted all of Earth’s oceans to show that we are just as interconnected as are our oceans,” says Eubank about why she decided to undergo this project. “There is a unifying preciousness amongst these bodies of water and all that rely on them, which is everyone.”

Danielle Eubank explores the relationship between abstraction and realism through painting water. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a member of The Explorers Club. Eubank conceived One Artist Five Oceans, a 20-year project where she sailed and painted the waters of every ocean on Earth to raise climate awareness. Eubank is the Expedition Artist for the Phoenicia Ship Expedition, a replica 600BCE ship that circumnavigated Africa. As Expedition Artist in the UNESCO approved Borobudur Ship Expedition she traveled with the replica 8th century Indonesian boat from Indonesia to Ghana. Eubank has sailed to Antarctica and aboard a barquentine tall ship to the northernmost settlement on Earth. Eubank was a Creative Climate Award nominee and the awardee of the WCA/United Nations Program Honor Roll Award. A film documentary about her work premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Danielle Eubank, @EubankArt, www.danielleeubank.com

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