Spicoli was a female 9.5' great white shark so named because of her incredibly chill and confident demeanor. Younger sharks are generally more neurotic and unsure of themselves, but she carried herself as a much larger shark. During one of her slower passes next to the boat, we made eye contact. Although I've had similar encounters since, it was the first time a great white - a creature I have loved since childhood - acknowledged my presence. In short, we had a moment, and the contrast between the beautiful blue iris and predation scars on her face is something I will never forget. I have wanted to paint her portrait for years since that encounter and finally did.
All of the proceeds go to supporting the California White Shark Project, an effort I am proud to be associated with. To learn more, visit www.californiawhitesharkproject.com.
Archival prints are printed by Bay Photo in Scotts Valley, California on Entrada Bright Rag fine art paper. Signed.
Standout mounts are printed by Bay Photo in Scotts Valley, California, then packaged by the artist in Miles City, Montana. These 11" X 14" prints are mounted on a 3/4" deep black foam-board backing and give the print a clean, contemporary look. Signature is printed to prevent smearing. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.