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2014 Marine Artists
Carey Chen
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. www.careychenart.com






Susannah Waterman
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 Sargentville, Maine.
www.PunchBowlStudios.com













Alessandra Hally
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 takes her.

 

 

 



Steve Ozment
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. www.steveozmentdesign.com




 



Don Ray

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".
www.donrayart.com









Manuel Gonzalez
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.
www.magoz-art.com






 


 

Craig Lavin
Craig began creating marine life inlays in 1999. With a background in marine biology, living reef husbandry, sea turtle ecology, and scuba, he is a self trained artist beginning his career in inlay after prior time spent as an aquarist for a local science museum, and as a high school marine biology teacher. Drawing on his passion for marine life as well as the inlay art form in general, he has become one of the foremost inlay artists working, having produced museum quality collectible pieces for CF Martin guitars, Kamaka Ukulele, numerous hand build luthiers, as well as high end international private collectors, Vantage Automotive (Rolls Royce custom shop), rock stars, and other respected luthiers and guitar companies/collectors from all over the world.
www.handcraftinlay.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Pascal Lecocq

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.
www.pascal-lecocq.com

 

 

 

Gar Waterman
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. www.garwaterman.com





 




Randall Scott
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. www.randallscottart.com

 

 

 

 

Craig Dietrich
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. www.dietrichunderwater.com

 

 

 

 

K.C. Scott
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. www.kscottart.com

 

 

 

 

 



Caleb Goins

Art has always been a big part of Caleb's life, ever since the first day his father, " Fishbone", handed him his first pencil and sketch pad.  He grew up fishing the streams of the Appalachian mountains to freediving the beautiful reefs of the Florida Keys and Bahamas and found inspiration while studying species in their natural habitats.  He's worked with his father for over 15 years now, conceptualizing and developing this unique style of pierced metal art -- each work of art being hand drawn, hand cut with a plasma torch, and burnished then lightly shaped.  With each pierce of the torch, the drawing comes to life depicting a stylized version of marine and wildlife species. The finished piece is a highly detailed, sleek and dimensional, hand crafted sculpture.  www.fishbonedesigns.com

 

 

 

 

Ximena Olds
Ximena Olds is a relative newcomer to underwater photography, however, in her first year of shooting has placed in 4 international competitions, including an overall Grand prize and first place finish, beating out some of the top underwater photographers in the world. She prefers photographing underwater portraits in an attempt to capture the subtle characteristics of her subjects. Lately, she has also been involved in shooting underwater fashion projects. When not diving for fun, she is is available for hire for photo shoots above and below the water. Ximena is the founder of Immersion Photography, a business that provides photo editing services and instructional classes in Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. Traditional and fine art metal prints are also available for sale from various artists.
www.immersion-photography.net

 

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