I just found out about the work of L.A.-based painter, John Millei, through a completely random blog link. I love how that works out for the better sometimes, because I'm really enjoying discoverying Millei's varied bodies of work. In this video, Millei talks about some of the ideas that helped him develop his Maritime and White Squall series.
You can see more images of John Millei's work on the Ace Gallery website: John Millei at Ace Gallery.net
There are also some photos of John's studio courtesy of Dennis Hollingsworth.