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American Art Collector: Marine Art - Collector's Focus

Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia represents noteworthy marine artists such as Douglas Martenson. “The coast of Maine is a natural wonder,” says Martenson. “The rocks along the shore are weather-beaten, wounded but enduring. I love the tides and where I go each summer, they vary by 9 feet. At high tide, only the sun-bleached caps of the boulders are visible. As the water recedes, the entire boulder appears, as if a large whale has emerged from the watery depths. “The ocean is mesmerizing,” Martenson says, “and there is something that draws us to the shore; the waves crashing and the smell of the salt air. Collecting these paintings allows one to bring some of these sensations home.

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Douglas Martenson, Boat, 22" x 15"

Douglas Martenson, Boat

22" x 15"

Oil On Board

Douglas Martenson, Boat, 22" x 15"

Douglas Martenson, Boat

22" x 15"

Oil On Board