ARTISTS

We are proud to showcase the work of some of the greatest marine life artists of our time. Many works of art are on display at our Dania Beach Showroom.

  • Dale Evers

    The artist spends much of his inspiration time with a camera, above water and below. Dale Evers has always pushed the envelope of creativity driven by inspiration. These inspirational concepts manifest themselves into glass, bronze and steel objects de’ arte.

    It is the artist’s ability to fuse glass, bronze and steel into inspired creative reality that set Dale Evers’ work apart.

  • Jan Frydrych

    Jan’s first designs of artistic objects were created under the influence of the history of Czech glass making. Due to the designs for creations in the late seventies Jan started to use optical glass which opened all new possibilities for him.

    The material required a different technical approach, which is why he combined traditional techniques of cold grinding with techniques for handling optical glass for technical purposes.

    In the eighties he expanded this to laminates, inserting colorful blue sheets of glass and metal micro layers. These complex techniques make possible the realization of his designs, the creation of illusory inner architectural spaces and the so called fourth dimension. These images are, for purposes of lucidity, mostly composed of basic geometric forms such as spheres, cylinders, cubes and cones.

    Simultaneously the viewer is able to partially recreate the object according to ones fantasy and imagination. Looking at the pieces in various angles of observation and the natural play of light.

    Despite all the possibilities offered by Hi-technology in today’s world it is Jan Frydrych`s own hands that the design and realization of these pieces are created. Using simple materials too such as a pencil, paper and wooden models along with equipment that dates back 200 years.

    Jan Frydrych has exhibited in some of the most important galleries and museums in the world including the V & A and currently has pieces in UMPRUM museum Prague, Czech Republic and the Mobile Museum of ART, Alabama, U.S.A

    As Jan Frydrych says: “The road to perfection is a lifelong task”

    Jan Frydrych Glass

  • Tripp Harrison

    Tripp Harrison was raised in South Florida and there developed a love for the tropical beauty of warm climates. At the age of nineteen, while attending business school in Atlanta, he discovered a passion for painting and began to pursue it as a career.

    The paintings by Tripp Harrison reflect a quality of peacefulness. Tripp originally focused on the coastal areas of the United States including Pawleys Island, South Carolina and Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Working diligently, he developed a style that conveyed a kind of serenity that would become his signature in artwork. Introduced to the Bahamas in the eighties, his work began to incorporate the lush tropical foliage and the brightly colored houses dotting the landscapes of places such as Hope Town, Harbour Island and Man-O-War Cay. Tripp quite simply fell in love with the Bahamas. Like many others attracted to tropical areas, Tripp senses a calmness about the islands that calls him back time and again to gather new subject matter.

    The quality of artwork by Tripp Harrison is unfailing. Coupled with his creative ability to capture the beauty and the romance of nature, Tripp has demonstrated a relentless pursuit for excellence in everything he has attempted. His work reflects an extraordinary power of observation. The subtlest nuances of light and color are captured on canvas by an analytical eye and sensitive imagination.

    Tripp’s love and talent for art was kindled in his early teens by his beloved grandfather, Frank Tarlowski, who emigrated from Europe to become a noted American artist. Tripp’s study of the life and work of Andrew Wyeth has also been a strong influence. Tripp credits hard work and perseverance for his abilities but also a keen eye and a constant study of things around him.

    Tripp resides with his wife Kathleen and their two children in historic St. Augustine.

    Tripp Harrison

  • Kim Rody-Kopp

    Kim Rody-Kopp has been a professional fine art painter since 2000, when she dropped out of the corporate world to paint full time. She began gaining a following in South Florida and the Bahama Islands by painting large, colorful and dramatic canvases of fish, turtles, palm trees, and all things tropical, and became known over the last decade as the “fishartista”.

    Living on her boat in Hope Town Harbour in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, she met and married the sailor on the next mooring, who introduced her to sailing on the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as a log cabin outside of Asheville, NC. Now she paints mountains and trees in the summer in Fairview, and fish and turtles in the winter in the Bahamas. You can find both worlds at this website.

    Her work is appealing to clients looking for a dramatic, bright, and colorful feel which pulls the viewer in and under, into the world she loves best, and that few enjoy first-hand. This website showcases hundreds of images categorized by subject. In addition to original art, images are also available as limited editions on heavyweight watercolor paper, open editions on canvas, posters, note cards and holiday cards, and images kiln fired into quality bright white porcelain dinnerware.

    Kim Rody-Kopp

  • Matthew Ryan

    A native of Colorado, Matthew Ryan spent some of fondest childhood memories in the sea. As a child Matthew began sculpting the creatures that he swam with and developed a deep respect for nature and aquatic life. Mathew’s sculptures are based on a philosophy of balance. with a deep admiration for eastern wisdom, ranging from the Dhamapada to the Tao The Ching, Matthew believes that in life there are always opposing forces of light and dark.

    “The ocean breathes life into me, which I then focus into my artwork. My main focus in creating a sculpture is to translate the inspiration and beauty I receive underwater into three dimensional pieces of art.”

    Always struggling to be in balance, Matthew has learned respect and perseverance. His desire for depth and understanding, combined with his reverence for life, drive creation of his artwork. Matthew feels at home in the ocean, and at peace with its creatures. He becomes one as he dives deep within to capture the true essence of the wildlife he creates through his artwork. you can see and feel his work and energy blending ability that gives you a keen insight into nature.

    The process of creating art can be very calming and can quickly relieve many anxieties one may have about the material world.

  • Kent Ullberg

    A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. He studied at the Swedish University College of Art in Stockholm and worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Africa and Denver, CO. After living in Botswana, Africa, for seven years he has made his home permanently in the United States where he now lives on Padre Island, Corpus Christi, TX. He also maintains a studio in Loveland, CO.

    Ullberg is a member of numerous art organizations and has been honored with many prestigious awards. In 1990 his peers elected him a Full Academician (NA), thus making him the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive one of the greatest tributes in American art. A selection of his memberships include the National Sculpture Society; the American Society of Marine Art; the Allied Artists of America; Nature in Art, Sandhurst, UK; the National Academy of Western Art in Oklahoma City, OK which awarded him the Prix de West, the foremost recognition in Western Art. In 2010 he received the Briscoe Legacy Award.

    Best known for his monumental works executed for museums and municipalities across the globe, his Fort Lauderdale, FL, and his Omaha, NE installations are the largest bronze wildlife compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Both earned him the coveted Henry Hering Medal Award from the National Sculpture Society, NYC. His most recent monumental installation is “Snow-Mastodon,” a life-size bronze Mastodon placed outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science last September.

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  • Wyland

    Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980’s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped.

    Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation.

    The multi-faceted artist, scuba diver, educator, and explorer has hosted several television programs, including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” series on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network, “Wyland: A Brush With Giants” and “Wyland’s Art Studio,” a series for national public television. His mission of engaging people through nature-themed art and a more environmentally friendly lifestyle has led to strategic alliances with such notable organizations as the United States Olympic Team, United Nation Environment Program, and Walt Disney Studios, to name a few.

    Wyland’s 100th and final Monumental Marine Life Mural, Hands Across the Oceans, a 24,000-square-foot, half-mile-long series of canvas murals with student artists from 110 countries, was displayed in October 2008 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and honored by the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. In May 2010, the United Nations released six Wyland images for an international stamp issue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

    Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands.

    The enormous extent of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation.He is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries.

    Wyland Galleries

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