Robert Lyn Nelson
Robert Lyn Nelson (b.1955) is widely regarded as one the founding father of the Modern Marine Art Movement, taking the world by storm in the 1970’s with his work. His deeply detailed paintings are bursting with color and a sense of magic and movement, bringing to life a variety of figures, subjects and images – most notably the amazing underwater universe of our oceans. As a diver and deeply committed conservationist, Nelson has made quite an impact in raising awareness of the world we live in, being named one of the nation’s first “Environmental Heroes” in 1997 by then-Vice President Al Gore. The many avid collectors of Nelson’s work comprise a Who’s Who list of US presidents, movie industry big-wigs and rock n’ rollers, including the Bush and Kennedy families, James Cameron and the Beach Boys, just to name a few. Primarily based in Hawaii these days, Robert Lyn Nelson continues to create marine masterpieces and support a long list of charities and environmental cause.