Carey, drawn to the ocean since childhood in
Jamaica, continues to fish and dive in Florida. His love of the sea
shines through in his dramatic paintings. Carey’s works have graced the
covers and pages of numerous tournament programs and fishing magazines.
His wall-sized murals are on display in many of the world’s fishing
destinations, including St. Thomas, Venezuela and Miami. When he’s not
in his studio or at sea, Carey spends time preaching conservation or
raising money for various charities including The Miami Project to cure
Paralysis, The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Make a Wish, Cystic Fibrosis,
Miami Children Hospital and more.
Susannah Waterman's work reflects her great
love of the ocean. She grew up diving with her father, Stan Waterman, an
underwater film maker. She attended Middlebury College and the Art
Institute of Chicago. She has studios in East Hampton, New York and
Born and raised in the Florida Keys,
Alessandra has always been drawn to the ocean. Growing up surrounded by
water the ocean soon became her play ground. At the age of thirteen she
began exploring underwater photography and never looked back. Showing
others the beauty of the underwater world through photography and being
able to spread ocean awareness has always been her main goal. Alessandra
is currently attending Florida International University and is studying
Art, she hopes to continue her love for photography and see where it
Steve is a local artist who was born in
Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to Florida at one year old. He attended
Ft. Lauderdale High School and Broward Community College. He specialized
in marine art, both fish and reef scenes, and he works with acrylic,
oil, and pencil. He exhibits regularly at the Sailfish Marina outdoor
show and has designed the artwork for many fishing tournaments. He
enjoys fishing, diving, photography, cycling, and painting.
Don Ray's oil paintings are the result of
intensive study of the marine environment. His methods of research
include diving with them in their habitat. Don strives to achieve a
balance between artistic expression and realistic interpretations of
life and light underwater. His art has graced many magazines/catalogs
such as Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Marlin, Game Fish (France),
Cabela's, Penn Reels, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine "Offshore" and
"Inshore" salt water fishing books, and IGFA World Records Books.
Don is a member of Society of Animal
Artists and has received the Society's
"Award of Excellence".
Known as Mago'z, he was born in Venezuela. His passion
for art is the legacy of his grandmother. During his childhood he
devoted countless hours to assisting her with his creations. Through
that experience he learned the concepts of color, balance, and varying
techniques. His diverse array of experimental paintings and drawings
culminated in the development of his signature style. In 2006, Mago'z
ventured to Spain where he displayed his work and acquired a following
for his murals. He currently resides in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he
maintains his studio.
Pascal has been exhibiting his work across US
and Europe for the last thirty years, and his paintings can be found in
galleries and private collections around the world. He has become famous
for his images of divers in surreal situations enveloped in remarkable
blue vistas. Pascal's characters evolve in their natural but
surrealistic environment in which the spectators dive-- be it a diver
"bullfighting" a great white shark, a group of divers playing leapfrog,
or even ballroom dancing. The work of Pascal reflects his humor, poetry,
dreams and imagination. Pascal is a graduate of the University in Paris
with a doctorate in Art. His work is extremely personal and his matter
is smooth, bright and delicate.
Gar's sculpture explores organic form. A
coombination of observation of natural phenomena, senual devotion to the
tactile possibilities of material, and a model maker's tinkering
sensibility inform his work. He grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with a
formative year in Tahiti at the age of 9 to 10, where his father,
pioneer underwater film maker Stan Waterman, documented the adventure in
a National Geografic Special. Waterman's daily contact was with the
exotic flora of the Polynesian landscape and the barrier reefs of the
South Pacific, with their hydrodynamic fish, rays, sharks, and corals.
After college at Dartmouth, Waterman moved to Pietrasanta, Italy, where
he lived for seven years and learned to carve stone. A foundation of
ocean imagery experienced first hand over a lifetime of diving infuses
his sculpture with marine forms, from fish, nudibranchs, and squid to
the spiral perfection of shells.
Randy grew up in Escondido, CA, and began
painting sharks and whales as a child. He was taught various techniques
by hi father and was inspired by Cousteau and Sea Hunt. Randy earned an
Associate in Arts degree, and his first major dive painting was "Calico
Bass" which appeared on the cover of California Angler. His goal is to
give people an opportunity to experience ocean life as it really is, as
if going down with a mask. He's also developed a sub-genre of dive art
dedicated to sunken WWII bombers.
Craig Dietrich found his passion for
photography in high school, eventually joining the U.S. Navy and serving
in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Naval Photographer on
the USS Independence. Rejoining civilian life, he opened his childrens
and family photography business. Joining his two loves of photography
and scuba diving, Craig embarked on a career in underwater photography.
Craig has published in industry magazines and was recently spotlighted
on the local media for his amazing photographs of the whale shark
encounter in Pompano Beach. Craig teaches undewater photography at
Pompano Dive Center in Pompano Beach, Florida.
K.C. is an award winning artist who has a
true passion for lakes and oceans and all its life. Starting his career
as a golf professional, he then turned to art. He not only catches and
studies these fish, but he also gets in the water and photographs them
in their natural environment. His work is known for being very lifelike
and has been featured in many of the major fishing publications.