"Observing wild creatures living in and under water provides a centering, soothing and healing power that my soul seriously seeks."
— Frank Russell
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“When I am diving or just snorkelling, all I have in mind is the marine environment, the light travelling to the deepness, my breathing. I only care about the life surrounding me, the exploration, and the colours…”
— Carlos Hiller
"I believe that art can move people’s hearts by overcoming culture and the language barrier. If people can be moved by getting a message from the art, the world will follow, too."
-- Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato
A few years later, Chevailler’s father painted a miniature oil painting of two old fighting frigates as a gift to decorate his son’s boat, and Chevailler kept asking his father to paint another one in order to have a pair.Read more
"I hope my art can contribute to ocean conservation, as all my paintings express the same message, namely, 'Wondering is the first step towards respect.'"
— Pierre Sentjens
Taylor studied sculpture and painting in London, but he was always fascinated with creating pieces on site in the environment. He said that he never created works for viewing inside a gallery.Read more
The young Hagen would cut open paper grocery bags for drawing paper and draw until there wasn’t an inch of space left. In first grade, Hagen would turn over the handouts and draw before he had done the school work on the other side.Read more