Heart of the Reef
by Nick Oneill


Mixed Media Original Framed
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Medium: Glazed Original Painting on Deep Box Board
Artwork Size: 24″ × 30
Framed Size 29″ × 35″ Framed
Subject: Animals
Style: Contemporary,Wildlife


About this product


Nick is an award-winning British artist and scuba diver whose mesmerising portrayals of marine life sparkle like the oceans they represent. Driven by his passion for wildlife and his personal commitment to conservation he wants people to “see the beauty that exists in nature in the hope it will inspire them to protect it.”   

Growing up in a family of divers, his passion for the sea was formed over many adventurous trips to the Red Sea, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Moving on from snorkelling to scuba diving at 11 years old was a revelation to him, as it allowed him to observe not only a wider range of vibrant and exotic wildlife, but also the extraordinary effect that is created when light travels through deep waters.  

Although he paints many different species, his favourite subject is sharks as they represent a significant personal journey for him from childhood fear to knowledge and understanding as an adult. He deliberately shows them in a non-aggressive light to highlight their strength, grace and beauty, and in 2016 his shark painting Strength won the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Into the Blue category.  

Biography and work by Nick Oneill

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