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It’s easy to make a painting look like paint, but it’s much harder to make a painting that pulls in a viewer so completely that he feels the heat of sun on his neck and the sand in his shoes. ~ James Gurney.

About Me

Nature is full of inspiration and wonder. It is delicate and yet intimidating, familiar and yet mysterious. Our natural heritage is a joy to paint and I feel honored to have the ability to transfer that beauty, and record it, into works of art for the viewer to enjoy. My works are mainly focused on sea life and underwater scenery, even though I dabble into fantasy illustration every now and then. Art has been a huge part of my life growing up, and I took art seriously during college by teaching myself oil painting and taking on commissions whenever I could. The journey of learning new techniques and improving my own is never-ending. One of the highlights of my artistic career is having a work of mine - HIV in Plasma - as part of the New York State Museum’s permanent collection.
In regards to mediums and tools that I use for creating my art, oil colors are the main medium of choice. Other favorites include Acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, ink, and pencils. My art style can be categorized as representational realism. I hope that my art brings you pleasure, and don’t hesitate to contact me for any enquiries. If you are interested in extra content like sketches, progress shots, creepy selfies and more you may visit my social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.


The East Side Art Lot

June 2021, Milwaukee, WI USA

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition

Nov 1, 2020 through Dec 31, 2020

Focus on Nature XIV

December 3, 2016 through April 9, 2017, Jamestown, NY USA
the New York State Museum and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Atlanta Arab Fest art show

April 2014, Atlanta, GA USA

Memberships & Associations

Member of The American Society of Marine Artists
Associate member of Oil Painters of America
Member of the Milwaukee Art Museum

Awards & Honors

2021 Art Show International/ "Water" Talent Prize Award – Winner

2016 World Illustration Challenge by Grafolio – Winner

Publications That Include My Work

American Art Collector Mag.

May 2020 | featured in the “Wild & Free” special section.

Art of Blender


Expose 11

Frankie Fiddlesticks,

Where’s the Hamster?

All artwork © 2021 Alhaitham Jassar