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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


Archival prints are printed and packaged by the artist in Miles City, Montana, on 11" X 14" lightly textured, heavy weight paper. Prints are packaged in a clear bag with recycled cardboard backing. 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.


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