Gaston Locklear grew up in Garden City Beach, SC. He received his B.A. in graphic design with a minor in fine art from the University of South Carolina. Growing up at the beach, the ocean dominated his life and his work, with the subject matter of his paintings almost always pertaining to the sea in some shape or form. His paintings have evolved from realism to contemporary and currently border on the abstract.
This series of work is inspired by the
layers of graphics found on billboards,
urban walls, and other public spaces.
Over time, bits and pieces of information
are lost and overlapped, leaving the
surface covered with textures and colors
from a lifetime of stories.
These surfaces parallel the human
As we age, some memories are lost while
new ones are added, all embedded in
the physical and emotional scars we
carry with us