Meet Artist Marine Marcus
A mermaid at heart, Marine was born in Guadeloupe and grew up island hopping in the Caribbean. Her childhood was spent sailing and diving the most beautiful sites from Trinidad to the Virgin Islands. At 17, Marine left her island paradise to study in Europe where she majored in fashion design and graphic arts. She has since travelled and lived in more than 50 countries, sketching and capturing a world of cultural diversity. Working as an illustrator, graphic designer and retail Visual Merchandiser, her creative journey sees her traveling for projects all around the world. After 15 years in Asia and then Hawaii, her love of the ocean and nature has now brought her back to her first love, the islands, where she starts a new journey as a destination illustrator.
Learn more about Marine and see her artwork HERE
1. What is your favorite shark and why?
The Thresher shark. They are shy and scared of humans so it’s rare to see them but when you get a chance to spot one, it’s an amazing experience.
2. What is one shark you would love to see/swim with?
A Basking shark. I have never seen one but would love to.
3. Why did you start creating shark artwork?
Sharks are often seen as dangerous. I started diving when I was very young and was scared of them, however when I saw my first shark underwater I was mesmerized.
I realized that there is a great misconception about sharks and I wanted to share my amazing experiences with all shark lovers.
4. In your opinion, is art important for conservation and why?
Art affects people in different ways, it captures emotions that are often difficult to translate into words.
5. What message do you hope people take away from your work?
I am hoping to trigger curiosity as well as inspire people to care about the fantastic marine environment. The underwater world is captivating and we can all be part of it.
6. What is your favorite shark fact?
That most sharks are scared of people! They are shy and will hide from us most of the time.