I am so proud to be featured in 154 units at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The artwork was chosen to help create a tropical modern meets old Florida vibes. It even includes a retro, sea foam colored mini fridge for their guests' enjoyment and convenience.
The new Fort Lauderdale Jellyfish was a bigger, slightly brighter version of the original that I had made as a commission a couple years ago. I painted this new one especially for the interior design company, and sold the original to one of my collectors. I love the placement of it here, because as you're grabbing a snack or drink, you can check out the whole Gold Coast, and decide where to explore for the day. The jellyfish tentacles follow the coastline and reach through Key Biscayne.
The Bahamas Octopus is on the Bahamas, including Eleuthera, Berry Islands and the Abacos. This was a large painting on an original 1980's nautical chart, that I made for a friend back when I first started the series. I hadn't offered prints of it in the past, but may open up an edition of it soon.
The Anna Maria Sea Turtle is Currently in edition in all sizes. The original was made especially for the Holiday Festival of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida a couple years ago. I think that the interior designers chose it for the dynamic composition that seems to literally point to the sun room, and beyond to the breath-taking ocean views. He's swimming back to the water! One of my favorite parts of this beautiful hotel, is the comfortable, white rocking chairs on the balcony. It is such a relaxing place to be...
The colors and lines of the bed and pillows are all perfectly complementing the character of the paintings, picking up on the organic land, juxtaposed with the geometric lines and symbols. All Marine life, and even we ourselves live somewhere in the middle of this.
I am so proud to have my work in this beautiful hotel, because it is definitely every artists dream. However, it really goes deeper than pride for me; it's always been my goal to highlight the living creatures that we have a certain responsibility for, and this is a HUGE opportunity to do just that. Every tourist and traveler will be reminded of the tremendous amount of life in the ocean, and hopefully think of more ways to protect it through their everyday life.
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