Lifestyle & Art

Alexa de los Reyes Portfolio

In mind-bending, eye-popping portraits, American artist Alexa de los Reyes has created a series of oils on canvas, which capture the abstract effects of refraction and reflection of water on the human form. <i>X-Ray Mag</i> caught up with the artist to find out more about her artistic process, inspiration and perspectives—discovering a deeper meaning and symbolism underlying her artworks.

Patricia Knight Portfolio

American artist and scuba diver Patricia Knight creates dynamic papercut graphics and sublime linoleum prints of marine life and divers in underwater scenes, combining age-old printmaking techniques with modern digital graphics. Inspired by the under­water realm, she strives to raise awareness of the ocean’s fragile ecosystem through her art.

Carolyn Steele Portfolio

Originally from England, tropical wildlife artist Carolyn Steele creates brilliant, captivating and vibrant paintings of reef life, inspired by her treks to islands in the Caribbean. Now based in the US state of Florida, the artist shares her love of the underwater world and her perspectives on ocean and reef conservation.

Shayne Greco Portfolio

American artist and sculptor, Shayne Greco, creates mesmerizing sculptures of marine life forms adorning functional stone pottery built totally by hand from start to finish. X-RAY MAG interviewed the artist based in North Carolina to find out more about his creative process and inspiration from the sea.

Margaret Juul Portfolio

Twisting and Twirling Waves, from the Atlantic Coast series by Margaret Juul. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 inches

American artist Margaret Juul creates vibrant and dynamic paintings inspired by the ever-kinetic, tumultuous states of water, as it may be experienced above and below the waves.  X-RAY MAG interviewed the artist to find out more about her artistry and her perspectives on the watery world we inhabit.

Corinne Chaix Portfolio

Underwater Society 5, by Corinne Chaix. Acrylic, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches.

Corinne Chaix is a French artist based in Venice, California. She creates surreal paintings, often placing human beings and marine life together in strange and mysterious scenes, playing with themes of confinement, illusion, parody and fantasy. X-RAY MAG interviewed the artist to find out more about her work and her perspectives on art and the underwater world.

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Harriet Mead Portfolio

Mole Grip Lobster, by Harriet Mead. Welded collage of found metal objects

British artist Harriet Mead sculpts marine life out of found objects, capturing not only their curious forms but also a nearly lifelike vitality pulled out of recycled metal parts we might recognize as common household objects we use in daily life or find in the tool shed out in the backyard. <i>X-RAY MAG</i> interviewed the artist to learn more about her work, insightful perspectives and creative process.

J. Paul Fennell Portfolio

Les Sept Mers, wood carving by J. Paul Fennell

American artist and woodturner J. Paul Fennell carves wood into delicate and fluid vessels inspired by the movement and dynamics of the sea. Brought up by the ocean on the East Coast, this former engineer of the Apollo space program is now based in Arizona where he re-purposes exotic urban trees destined for the bin and transforms their wood into sublime sculptures.

Nicolas Pain Portfolio

British artist, Nicolas Pain, creates sinuous and sublime bronze sculptures of marine life, full of movement and evoking an atmosphere of water, inspired by his own adventures under the waves as an avid scuba diver. X-RAY MAG interviewed the artist to find out more about the self-taught artist’s graceful sculptures and what excites him about the underwater world.