Here’s To You

As a fellow ocean and animal lover, hearing about the recent and tragic death of Rob Stewart moved me to create an artwork in his honour. Stewart was an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker of the documentary ‘Sharkwater’. This 2006 documentary revealed the shocking truths about the shark finning trade, which lead to a worldwide awareness and campaign against the industry. His contribution to the conservation of sharks and his determination to shift peoples perspective on the nature of these animals is something I find extremely inspiring. This work is painted from a photograph that was taken during my own experience swimming with this Whale Shark in Puerto Escondido, Mexico 2011.

‘Here’s to you’ is a tribute to a man that fostered a global shift in perspective. “Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones that do.”-Pablo Garcia .

Original artwork Available + prints available – I will be donating 20% of the sale from my work to the @Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Treasured Islands, where they will be protecting the shark population of the Galapagos from poachers and making a film about it to further Rob’s work. See the campaign here:

SeriesThe SixthSize80cm X 60cmYear2017