|Anthony Casay has been described as one of the world's most creative
contemporary painters today. Highly recognized for his seascape art, Casay
has broken records in gallery sales in both Hawaii and California--two of America's largest fine art markets. His continued popularity is assured by his
free and spontaneous style--rich in color and dramatic in composition. It has
been said that the "ocean dances" at the tip of his brush, and that the sun
pulsates from his canvas. Casay depicts the colors, fragrances and shapes of
the sea; its waters in turmoil--providing a spectacle of rare excitement. Each Casay wave has a
personality of its own as it crests, breaks and swirls into a flood of white foam. His paintings explore
some of the choicest treasures of natures' coastal ocean cliffs, rocky shorelines and stormy coves.
The inspiration for his nautical scenes arises from his travels around the globe and his contact with the
At the age of eight, Casay and his family moved to Mexico City. At the age of nine he became both a
Basically self-taught, Casay looked to the paintings of Old Masters for inspiration and technique.
Beginning with miniatures he mastered detail. Developing his own style--distinct in color, form and
design--Casay has since influenced many of today's up-and-coming seascapists. The most unique
feature of his paintings is his wave action of long rolling breakers, splashing surf and sparkling foam
stretching over wet sand. His water crests and falls, one wave slapping the next, until the shoreline
finally quiets this frenetic activity. Above each wave, a gravity-defying dance of water droplets hovers
He has been admired by such noted celebrities such as: Doris Day, Jack Palance, and Astronaut
Waiter Schirra, to name a few. Among his long list of noted collectors' are David Chase--President of
Among Anthony Casay's favored causes are: The Humane Society, The Helen Woodward Foundation, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Save the Whale Foundation. "The Nature Conservancy", which is a private non-profit organization that protects endangered plants and animals by preserving the land and waters they need to survive, have used over 50 of Anthony Casay's creations to help their cause.
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