Tropical sea life painting with a shark…
“Living Reef” could be titled, the “Colorful Reef” because there are so many colors in this painting of depth and drama. There are shrimp, starfish, shells, hammerhead sharks, a turtle, coral reefs, and fishes of all kinds.
This beautiful painting of a living tropical reef is reproduced via Giclee with archival museum quality UV ink and varnished canvas with and hand-painted embellishments and signed by the artist.
Paintings of tropical fish provide a calming effect and are popular paintings for certain office walls. The calming effect of tropical fish has been especially popular for our tile murals for bathrooms and kitchen remodeling.
These unique fish are often called angelfish, but they are not. They are the graceful Moorish idols, whose unique shape and long top fin give it a flowing, dynamic movement reminiscent of a ribbon flowing in the wind.
The original Hawaii painting was the design for a commissioned tile mural for the State of Hawaii. The painting tells the Hawaiian legend of Hanauma Bay, which means “hand wrestling” bay. Can you see the two hands wrestling in the coral arch on the left side of the mural?
In addition, there is the island of Oahu formed by the wrestling coral hands. Notice the Hawaii State fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, kissing Hanauma Bay on the map of Oahu.