Award winning artist, Michael Protiva, has long been fascinated by the awesome beauty and myriad moods of the ever-changing sea and the boats and harbors. Protiva came to know the ocean well, from monstrous waves on the high seas, to San Francisco's foggy calms during a stint in the Navy and years of living aboard a sailboat in Sausalito. Presently he divides his time between the southwest, New England and the east coast, pursuing his artistic endeavors. Michael's work captures the imagination by superimposing gorgeously detailed paintings on navagational charts.
He has charts from all over the eastern seaboard, so you can pick your favorite view and feature your boat. It appeals to the wanderer in all of us. Michael is on his way to Wilmington to collect more images for his North Carolina series. He will be here for over a week and is available for commission consultations. Consider having Michael commemorate your boat, beach house or your favorite sound or ocean view. For more information about booking an appointment with Michael call Star at 256-2323.
Click HERE to see more of his work. Michael is our September featured artist along with glass artist, Stan Harmon (you'll learn more about Stan in the next issue). Both of these talented guys will be at the Wine Tasting and Open House on Sept. 12th from 6 - 8pm.