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Watch the Aquatic Art of Wyland Come to Life in This New Video

 Wyland remembers the first time he saw the ocean. He was fourteen years old, visiting Southern California, when he first encountered the Pacific Ocean. The experience changed the course of his life, setting him on a path to one day becoming an internationally famous artist and an acclaimed ocean activist. We get a glimpse of the massive scope of Wyland's talent and generosity in this new video from Park West Gallery. Narrated by the artist himself, the video takes us inside his artistic proce...

How Wyland Became One of the World’s Biggest Marine Wildlife Artists

As an artist, Wyland is used to working on big canvases. He first rose to fame in the 1980s painting life-size murals of whales—that’s right, life-size whales—on the sides of buildings all over the world. Known as the “Whaling Walls,” the colossal murals reflect the artist's outsized passion for marine wildlife and his commitment to raising awareness about environmental conservation. “As the environmental movement grew in the early ‘70s, I was an artist that was right there and heard the call fo...

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Sets Sail with Unforgettable Wyland Art

The launch of a new cruise ship is always a big deal, but the debut of Norwegian Bliss is shaping up to be an event no one will ever forget. Norwegian Bliss, the 16th ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, was unveiled to the public in New York City last week, giving New Yorkers a first-look at the massive marine wildlife mural painted on the hull of the ship by Park West Gallery artist Wyland. “We’re proud to be a part of Norwegian Bliss’ first voyage,” said John Karay, Senior Vice President...

10 Contemporary Artists Talk About Their Creative Process

“How do you create a work of art?” That sounds like a straightforward question, but it has millions of potential answers. Every artist in the world has their own unique way they approach a blank canvas. Some come prepared with sketches and outlines. Others wait for a spark of inspiration until the last minute. They’re all performing similar actions—painting, drawing, etching, sculpting—but it’s the subtle variations in how they perform each one that really defines them as an artist. At Park West...