Chili painted this wave on a trip to Ireland in January 2015. The waves were huge and so was his inspiration. "I tried to capture the sheer volume and power of the waves that I spent a lot of time watching," Chili explained. "The name comes from the massive heart-stopping "Full Irish" breakfast I would eat before heading out wave chasing."
Chili Thom was one of Canada’s preeminent landscape painters, with over 400 original pieces hanging in collections around the globe. Until his untimely death from cancer in 2016 at age 40, Chili lived in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains and pulled artistic inspiration from his time spent exploring the mountains, forests, and coastline of his home.