"Contemplating the waves from the shore is impressive, but actually taking the time and effort to look below the water’s surface changes you forever. "
Canadian artist, Micheline Lamarre Hadjis, loves color. Her paintings are rich with vibrant hues. The images draw the viewer into another world where light and shadow, contrast and form burst from the canvas with vitality and luminosity.Read more
"My favorite spot would be any number of Ozark streams and the myriad of species in those clear waters."
— Joseph R. Tomelleri
"I am deeply worried about the future of our oceans. It is clear that our current path is not sustainable.Read more
"To live and prosper, we need healthy oceans."
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"As lovers of the ocean, we understand the role it plays in keeping our planet healthy . . . If my paintings encourage viewers to think about this part of our planet and help them love it too, then that makes me really happy."
"Diving is the best way to help people understand what that environment is like. So, divers should take pride in sharing and educating people about their experiences underwater. Keep people aware."
— Amadeo Bachar
"I believe the protection of our oceans and lands needs to be one of the most important topics on the minds of humanity from every walk of life.Read more
"As divers, we are extremely concerned about the state of our oceans, and in particular, the slaughter of headline species such as apex predators and manta rays . . .Read more
"The more the public can be educated about the wonders of the world that they might not necessarily see every day, the more they will be willing to protect it."
— Betty Busby
"I am endlessly amazed by wild animals, and have infinite patience when it comes to looking for or observing them . . .Read more
"I hope that, in some small way, by bringing my interpretation of the beauty and majesty of the underwater world to the attention of people, that they may feel the same desperate need that I have to preserve it for future generations."
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"All life forms are caught in the same cycles of expansion and contraction, vitality and mortality, revulsion and beautification. The interactive contrast of pattern and content is what fuels my creative fire."
— Kendahl Jan Jubb
"My role may be to increase the number of people interested in marine life and the beauty of the sea through my artwork."
— Masayo Fukuda
"Water is my creative vehicle. Creation, life, power... water is filled with tremendous energy. It gives both pleasure and delight. It gives life, but also poses a risk and a threat. It can destroy us. "
— Mira Nedyalkova