ec·o·sys·tem /ˈēkōˌsistəm/ noun1. a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
$ 60.00School of big wahoo breezing a bunch of baby dorado with one about to get picked off. Available in 10x24" re-claimed wood frame ready to hang.
$ 55.00We all know what lurks the murky edges of kelp beds off California. The imagery only exists in our minds. This is an attempt to bring that image to reality. 12x24" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 16x28" frame.
$ 55.00As the currents from Baja push north off Southern California, divers and anglers strain their eyes on the horizon looking for patches of gold floating in the swell. These floating patches of golden kelp hold the potential of congregations of big schools of yellowtail, dorado and/or tuna. 12x24" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 16x28" frame.
$ 45.00One of the coolest fish to lurk the Nor-Cal kelp beds, a vermilion rockfish pops up above the understory kelp. Available 8x24, 12x36 and 16x48" rolled or framed.
$ 45.00For those of us who've cut their teeth diving Cen/Nor-Cal the blue rockfish is probably one of the most often encountered. Their schooling nature and fearlessness always make dives more interesting when hundreds circle you during ups and downs. 13x19" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 18x24" frame.
$ 45.00 $ 50.00Between the cracks in the boulders that line the many finger coves of the Sonoma County coastline thrives beautiful algae gardens full of purple, red, pink and gold. Abalone are the grazers of this environment and one that divers and pickers flock up to this coast every year to harvest. 12x16" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 16x20" frame.
$ 55.00One of the most exciting things to see while diving the shallow sand patches off the coast of California and Baja is a halibut sitting on top of the sand, completely camouflaged. One second they're there, next second gone. This painting was an attempt to capture that feeling.
$ 15.00When diving, calico bass are notorious for staring you down then bolting at the smallest movement. This was a study done trying to capture that moment where the fish turns to give you the one eye treatment before heading to the depths.
$ 45.00Highly sought after by anglers, the rooster fish is a world class fighter and one of the most unique game fish found in the seas. This piece pays homage to one of the best places to fish for roosters in the waters of Punta Colorado, Baja California. 13x19" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 18x24" frame. Also available in 24x36" gallery wrap.
$ 45.00 $ 55.00A reef eye view of the very skiddish, highly sought after black grouper breezing the top of a reef.
$ 55.00Historically, albacore tuna have made up the majority of the commercial tuna caught off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington. Longfins, as they are also known, are a favorite of many sport-fishermen for their ability to set every rod on the boat off at once and cause hysteria on deck.
$ 55.00El Niño brought on epic bluefin fishing and catching to the waters off California. Big fish and big schools moved up the coast all the way north to Monterey Bay. This is a study for a bigger painting appreciating these powerful fish.
$ 45.00It's fun to imagine what your swim bait looks like right before it gets hammered by a hungry fish. A true Southern California scene showing that moment with a lurking calico and an unsuspecting chunk of plastic and lead.
$ 45.00The kelp forests off the coast of California are some of the richest ecosystems in the world above and below water. This scene depicts one of those days where the visibility of the water is 70' and the fish are everywhere. Look closely there are more critters than you think. 12x16" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 16x20" frame.
$ 45.00One of them most sought after fish in Southern California is the White Seabass and one of the best places to find them is in the beds off La Jolla. Fishermen and divers have more myths and legends surrounding this fish than almost any other. 12x16" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 16x20" frame. This artwork is also available in 18x24" limited edition.
$ 45.00Chameleon like in their ability to hide in the sand patches, the California Halibut has a face only a mother could love. We like to cut them a little slack. How would you feel if one of your eyes started to move to the other side of your head when you were growing up. 13x19" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 18x24" frame.
$ 45.00Lingcod will eat whatever they can fit in their mouth. This one just happens to be ambushing some squid that have lost their way in the metridium fields. 13x19" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 18x24" frame.
$ 45.00Bull kelp, Nereocystis lutkeana, are perfectly designed to withstand the pounding surf zones of central and northern California. It's also hard to deny the visual analog in the almond shape of the cross section of a barreling wave. 13x19" Canvas giclee individually proofed, signed and matted by the artist to fit a standard 18x24" frame. Available as large gallery wrap.
$ 45.00Hovering in the giant kelp forests off Southern California is one of the toughest pound for pound predators. Calico Bass or Kelp Bass will take on anything that can fit in their mouth for lunch. In this scene, win or lose, it's going to be a battle.
$ 45.00There are not many fishing experiences that rival, walking up stream to a secluded riffle, tossing a fly and getting hit by a wild rainbow trout.
$ 55.00This piece was inspired while sitting in a cantina in Baja, drinking an ice cold Pacifico, after a long day hunting for wahoo.
$ 45.00Before the waters off Andrew Molera were closed to all fishing or diving, Amadeo and his friends used to paddle their kayaks out and spearfish for the highly sought after vermilion. This piece was done in thought of one of his friends who he dove there a couple times of the view looking back toward the coast of Big Sur.
$ 55.00Generally seen by most washed up at the high tide mark where it get's passed over by beach combers as just 'seaweed', red and brown algae are some of the most beautiful things growing in the ocean. Very common in the intertidal and subtidal zones from Northern Baja to Alaska, this bouquet of algae is what one may find in the waters off Año Nuevo Island, Central California.
$ 45.00Rockfish are one of the most beautiful looking fish, and the China rockfish is one of the most spectacular of the bunch.
$ 55.00Though this particular color pattern is not very common on cabezon, it was a unique specimen that Amadeo thought was worthy of a portrait. Cabs, as they are also know, love the shallow subtidal waters amongst the eel grass, boulders and understory kelp. They often eat small abalone and crustaceans.