Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery

Over 100 pieces of artwork were submitted to this year’s contest. Here are our picks.

Beauty, it's been said, is in the eye of the beholder. And while we approach art with our individual tastes and expectations, certain pieces strike a chord deep within, evoking the raw power and timeless beauty of bluewater fishing. Art is transcendental, which is why nearly every passionate angler will own at least a few fishy pieces, stoking memories of time spent pursuing nature's most powerful game fish. Looking Back, by artist Dave Martin, was our Facebook Readers' Choice winner this year. Check out the top 25 in our fan voting.

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Sword SlamDan Matthews

India ink and urethane on natural color ­broadbill swordfish bills on teak wall mount;
26"x 38"; available
matthewsart.net

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
BlueKent Krebeck

Mixed media;
48" x 48"; available
bluecoastcompany.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Looking BackDave Martin

Acrylic on canvas;
96" x 40"; sold
worksbydavemartin.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Free Standing Sailfish 2Stuart Peterman

Stainless steel;
44" x 44" x 14"; sold
stuartpeterman.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Open WaterJustin Keith

Mixed media; 22" x 28";
prints available
rawpotatoes.gallery

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Sails and SardinesCraig Smith

Acrylic on canvas;
24" x 30"; available
craigbertramsmith.co.za

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Domain of AmphitriteDon Ray

Oil on linen;
24" x 48"; available
donrayart.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Easy PreyJames Williams

Stainless and bronze mixed with teak;
25" x 32"; available
jwbeneaththeblue.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Big GirlRod Zullo

Bronze;
22" x 10"; available
rodzullo.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Wild Blue-Mahi RisingDavid Wirth

Tamarind;
73.5" x 16"; available
davidwirth.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Lit UpMonique Richter

Acrylic on canvas;
16" x 20"; available
Instagram: @Artist_Monique_Richter

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Cuda and RunnersRay Domingo

Pencil study;
20" x 30"; available
raydomingo@hotmail.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
Seaweed SaladJason Mathias

Oil on canvas; 24" x 28";
prints available
jasonmathias.com

Marlin 2018 Offshore Art Gallery
All Wrapped Up and RunningPeter Agardy

Acrylic on canvas; 20" x 30";
prints available
peteragardyfineart.com