© 2016 Honor Marks

Mary Lee, Great White Shark
oil on canvas

From the moment Mary Lee's tracker pinged in a tidal creek in Charleston, she has captured my imagination. I wondered what a 16 foot shark looked like and decided to paint her life size in order to find out. My 17 foot mural of her has been exhibited several times, but I continue to want to paint her. Her markings are accurate- to make sure, I went frame by frame through video of her swimming under the Ocearch ship before she was brought aboard and tagged.

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