Carol Lynne's deep passion for the ocean is reflected in her unique tribal style of marine art. The more you look the more you see. Upon closer examination you will find that each image actually consists of many sea creatures and tribal symbols carefully woven together to make a whole.
Carol's ever increasing, intense fascination with the ocean grew while attending college on the coast of Northern California. After graduating from Humboldt State University she got a job bringing a boat from San francisco to Southeast Alaska and back. On her next ocean adventure she helped sail a boat from Guatemala to the Bay Islands of Honduras. Carol moved back to Northern California and got a job living aboard and restoring the wood on a 58 foot trimaran. That is where her style of art was born. Influenced by her travels and Pacific North Coast Indian art, Carol now spent her free time drawing tribal style sea life. She worked a season commercial crab fishing then decided it was time to relocate to warmer waters, moving to Kona, Hawaii in 1997.
Living in Hawaii provides constant inspiration for Carol's art work. She presently works on a sport fishing boat with her life partner and fishing legend, Capt. Marlin Parker aboard the Marlin Magic II. Spending countless hours on or in the water, Carol is a fisherman, open ocean swimmer and avid free diver know locally as 'The Mermaid'. She has had numerous encounters with dolphins, turtles, rays, sharks, and whales....becoming one with the ocean and all it's creatures.
A predominantly self- taught artist Carol's style has continued to evolve since it's beginning in the early 1990's. Each piece is carefully hand drawn and takes an average of 100 plus hours to complete. She has been commissioned by fine art collectors, designed logos, t-shirts, tattoos, boat signs, and has even been commissioned to 'tribalize' a 150 lb blue marlin mount as well as a 50 lb swordfish mount. Now many of Carol's tribal designs are available on apparel through Pelagic.com where she is a featured artist in Pelagic's Ocean Conservancy Project. Carol's creative marine life art allows her to express her deep passion for the ocean and her belief that all life forms are connected.