As a kid the ocean was always a healing, calming place for me. Weather I went there to escape home troubles or ditched school and went surfing to escape school troubles, it was my safe place, my escape. Today, it is still a healing, & calming place for me, as well a place for me to escape in my artwork a lot of times. I was reading about Byron Bay, NSW, Australia. I really got into the surfing history there, and native plant life, & the significance of the lighthouse. Reading about really inspired me and moved me to paint this picture. I hope I did it justice. Enjoy!