Oysters and Shells
My love of oysters (and all shells really) started when I was young. I had a little collection of shells, sea glass, and other natural treasures I would find while beach combing and I kept them all displayed in my room on what I called my "nature table". I would carefully rearrange them as I added to my collection, making sure my display was perfect. It's no surprise that these were some of my first subjects to start painting, I had been studying these shells my whole life, so putting them on canvas seemed only natural.