Gifts of Art presents Deep Ocean View: Acrylic on Canvas
Westland, Michigan artist Durwood Coffey was influenced at an early age by his artistic family, especially by his father and brother who were both enamored with drawing. In the US Marine Corps, he served as a combat artist, whose job is to interpret and illustrate fellow Marine experiences with emotional resonance, all while protecting himself and others. After spending his working life as an illustrator, in 2001 Coffey decided to focus entirely on his own paintings of images from the animal kingdom. In this exhibition, the viewer is plunged up-close into the beautiful world of the sea.