This image of the sea overflowing a seawall reminded me of the horrific scenes of the tsunami in Japan.
Neil Pinkett is from Cornwall, England; another coastal region that has inspired seascape artists.
Neil paints with a knife in order to convey the rugged power of the Cornish landscape.
He is gradually progressing towards bigger works.
Larger works have more impact and stretch a painter's technique.
You often have to learn to paint with the whole arm and body rather than just the hand.
Generally it's best to start small and gradually work your way up to larger canvases over time.