Own The Ocean™ with a Sug. O'Shen original art piece created with water sent by you from your special place.

Medium: Alcohol ink, charcoal, mixed media, global ocean water, Yupo. Unique commissioned artworks created by mixing global ocean water with alcohol ink for one-of-a-kind creations identified by the GPS coordinates of the waters origin. 

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St. Barths

“Alcohol ink, which is a very fluid and unpredictable medium, has many of the ocean's characteristics and by adding ocean water directly into the ink, it allows me to actually paint with the ocean.”

An opportunity to own the ocean

I receive vials of water from oceans, lakes, even geysers from almost every continent along with a story from adventurers, vacationers and travelers from around the globe. I mix this water directly into the inks used in each piece interpreting the stories shared and the waters location by creating striking, unique artworks.  Each piece created includes the actual water received and is identified by a GPS coordinate from where the water originated.  This is how I give people the opportunity to "own the ocean" and take home a beautiful and uniquely personal artwork made with water from their very special place. 

Lake Berryessa

Secluded Lake Tahoe

Water from a favorite secluded area of Lake Tahoe was collected by James Ainsworth for a 30 th anniversary gift for his wife. Photo courtesy of James Ainsworth.

Connecting people and their travels through global art

The Collective has become a way for people to contribute to a piece of art and have a deep personal connection to the work.  The stories that people share with me when they send water for a commission are so special. The art becomes an intimate part of them because they are physically contributing to their artwork by collecting and sending me that water. People have a very strong connection to water and to travel.  My desire is to create truly deep and transformative experiences through my artwork. I feel a very personal connection with those who participate with me in this creative process. It is very meaningful. 

Giving back through The Global Collective

Ocean Conservation Sug. O'Shen donates 10% of sales and commissions from designated artwork to Ocean Conservation causes.

The Everglades Foundation March 2019. Sug. O’Shen and The Everglades Foundation have teamed up to help raise awareness and funds to restore and protect the Everglades. 30 new artworks have been created using water directly from the Everglades. A special link has been dedicated to the project above where all artwork is on on display and available to collectors. A portion of each sale will go directly to The Everglades Foundation.

Your Cause Do you have a cause that you can help raise awareness for through art? Sug. O’Shen creates a series of original artwork for ocean and water causes using samples of water sent to her by people within these organizations. These original series of work are then used as a way to help raise funds and awareness for their causes through art. Contact Sug. to discuss how you can use art and water from your cause as a way to educate, raise awareness and raise funds for your organization. collective@sug-oshen.com