After three years of living in Nosara, Costa Rica, I’d like to share a selection of the photos that I have taken. Normally I only feature my paintings on this site, but right now, I’d like to share a little bit about the world that inspires my art.
As an artist, I am drawn to beauty and Nosara has plenty. There are beautiful plants and animals, along with beautiful relationships that I love to capture on camera. Many of these relationships can be seen on the beach when everyone from town gathers together to watch the sunset. Each sunset is like a masterful painting that reveals itself slowly as we sit back and watch in amazement. Getting away from the city and connecting with nature has had a profound impact on how I see the world. If you come from the city where much of the natural habitat has disappeared and you then immerse yourself in a natural wonder like this, you more easily understand the value of living things, whether on land or below the surface of the sea. You more easily understand how much healthier you feel when you immerse yourself in the ocean water, waterfalls, and rain. You witness a natural order that is working on its own, but is, nevertheless, vulnerable to the human footprint.
These photos reveal the beauty of Nosara, specifically Playa Guiones, and they reveal the beauty of a simple life, of humans, of animals, and of nature itself. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the life of a little town on a little rock in a massive universe.