Our Prints

The inspiration for our custom prints derives from the beauty of the Deep Blue Sea.

Underwater world is an amazing world, a source of inspiration for many artists.

There’s an entire universe beneath the sea, almost magic, full of living organisms, tiny to huge fish, curious crustaceans, aquatic plants, coral reefs, shells, treasures… and mythical creatures.

We have transferred this colourful world into prints…

All of our prints are hand drawn and each of them represents a specific creature.

For 2018 collection we have chosen Flying Gurnard, Abalone Shell, Tridacna Clam, Camaron Arlequin, Spanish Dancer, Chromodoris Kuniei, Parrotfish and the all time classic Fish Skin.

Photo of a Flying Gurnard fish

Flying Gurnard – The Enthusiastic

Flying Gurnard’s name is derived from the French word “gurnard” meaning to grunt, for the grunting sound this fish makes to scare away predators.

When excited, the fish spreads its “wings”, which are semi-transparent, with a phosphorescent bright blue colouration at their tips.

Most species are found in the Indo-Pacific and warmer parts of the Atlantic.

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Abalone Shell – The Ocean Whisper

Abalone is the most beautiful shell of the sea! It is believed to hold great healing and soothing energy, encouraging a calmer demeanour.

Its beautiful, multidimensional rainbow colours enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love.

Abalone shells are known as the Ears of the Sea, because of their intimate connection with the energy of the ocean.

The Native Americans believe this shell to be a sacred shell and use it, along with sage, to carry messages to Heaven. Abalone is excellent to wear when you are in need of guidance in a relationship.

It is used to calm emotions, such as sorrow and fear, helping you to release any negative feelings you are holding within. Abalone is also believed to help with anxiety and stress related issues.

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Tridacna Clam – Priceless Beauty

Tridacna clams are common inhabitants of Indo-Pacific coral reef benthic communities in shallower waters.

By day, the clams spread out their mantle so that the algae receive the sunlight they need to photosynthesize, whereas the colour pigments protect the clam against excessive light and UV radiation.

When disturbed, the clam closes its shell.

Tridacna clams can produce large white pearls with an undulating, porcelain-like surface.

The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable properties.

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Camaron Arlequin – The Eclectic

Hymenocera picta, commonly known as the harlequin shrimp, is a species of saltwater shrimp found at coral reefs in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans.

These astonishing colourful creatures are famous for their hunting and eating skills.

The most well know factor about it is the fact that they only eat starfish!

They move around and preform a “Boxing” or “Dancing” motion as they hunt or scare off predators.

They travel and form mated pairs for life.

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Fish Skin  – The Protector

This glittering armour that Nature gave to these wonderful creatures of the Sea, protects and decorates them elegantly while crossing the deep blue Oceans of Planet Earth.

No matter their origin, size, shape or habitats, they all share the same world while their transparent colours of Iris flashes underwater and make them unique and adorable.

Since the beginning of Time fish silently exist among us to offer great inspiration to our civilization

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Photo of a Spanish Dancer fish

Spanish Dancer  – The Performer

The Spanish dancer is a brightly coloured Sea Slug and does not blend in well with its surroundings because of its large size and vibrant colours.

This bright coloration, similar to that of the poison dart frogs and many other venomous species, serves as a warning to potential predators that the Spanish dancer is hazardous.

Though this species spends most of its time crawling along the reef surface, it will swim when threatened, violently flapping its external gills and other appendages and displaying its brightest warning colours.

This behavior reminded some observers of a Flamenco dancer, earning the Spanish dancer its common name.

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Chromodoris Kuniei  – The Healer

Sea slugs are hermaphrodite creatures, meaning that they have both male and female reproductive organs.

They come in an outstanding variety of shapes, colours, and sizes, with gills and pointed tentacles on their backs. Their translucent bodies have just about every colour of the rainbow.

Due to the bright, outgoing colours found on the reef, there is a constant threat of predators. However, they are not completely defenceless, as their colours allow them to disguise to protect themselves from the predators.

Sea slugs are also used in traditional medicines particularly in the Far East as their extracts are said to have healing properties.

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Parrotfish or Scarus Frenatus The Metamorphosis

It’s hard to decide which of the colorful parrotfish’s unique characteristics is most remarkable.

First of all is their dentition, which is distinct from other fishes. Their numerous teeth are arranged in a tightly packed mosaic on the external surface of their jaw bones, forming a parrot-like beak with which they rasp algae from coral and other rocky substrates.

Another amazing characteristic is that they can change gender repeatedly throughout their lives, as well as their coloration and patterns. Some male parrotfish maintain harems of females. If the dominant male dies, one of the females will change gender and color and become the dominant male.

Finally, it is their ability to create their pajamas. Every night, certain species of parrot fish envelope themselves in a transparent cocoon made of mucous secreted from an organ on their head. Scientists think the cocoon masks their scent, making them harder for nocturnal predators, like moray eels, to find.

Parrotfish are found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, displaying their largest species richness in the Indo-Pacific.

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Mandarin Dragonet fish or Synchiropus Splendidus – The Psychedelic Party

The Mandarin Dragonet can simply not be confused with any other fish.

It has arguably the most attractive coloration and pattern of any commonly kept reef fish. The scale-less body of the fish is a blue or green colour, which has orange wavy lines across it. The tail is bright red with blue edging. Other colours can be found in the pattern as well.

These fish are also sometimes called Psychedelic fish due to their rather bizarre coloration.

It comes from the Philippine area and westward to Australia. They are found in groups or pairs, often on sandy bottoms between reef crests. ­­

Emperor Angelfish Juvenile or Pomacanthus Imperator – The Everlasting Youth

The Juvenile Emperor Angelfish is black with circular white and blue stripes starting at the tail.

Although sought after for its colors, in captivity, the adult coloration may not be as striking or brilliant.

The changing angelfish will vary in coloration and pattern as it transforms from juvenile to the adult coloration. Both males and females change color during courtship and mating.

It comes from Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, New Caledonia, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu.

Blue Ringed Octopus or Hapalochlaena Maculosa – The Femme Fatale

Blue Ringed Octopus is recognized as one of the world’s most venomous marine animals. Despite their small size, and relatively docile nature, they are dangerous to humans if provoked and handled, because their venom contains tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin powerful enough to kill humans. Typically, the victim is unaware of the danger and either picks up the innocuous looking octopus or inadvertently contacts it. The bite is slight and produces at most only a small laceration with no more than a tiny drop of blood and little or no discoloration. Bites are usually reported as being painless. Often the victim doesn’t even know that he had been bitten.

They can be identified by their characteristic blue and black rings and yellowish skin. When the octopus is agitated, the brown patches darken dramatically, iridescent blue rings, or clumps of rings, appear and pulsate within the maculae.

It lives in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia. Their primary habitat is around southern New South Wales, South Australia, and northern Western Australia.

Red Discus Fish or SymphysodonThe Emotional Expression

The Royal Red Discus is a very sociable fish and is often found in large groups, known as schools. Living in these large groups means that the Discus display very advanced behavior. They are generally mild mannered but are known to become aggressive within their pair bonds, or when defending their young or territory.

The round body of the Discus has a brilliant red/orange coloration and nine dark, vertical stripes which are thought to be used both for camouflage body and to communicate within the school. The overall coloration of Discus will vary depending on mood and overall health of the fish.

Due to their dramatic coloring, refined shape and regal bearing they are widely considered to be the pinnacle of tropical fish keeping. These quiet, peaceful, and elegant creatures inspire appreciation and dedication like no other fish.

Depending on sub-species, the natural range of the Discus extends from the Amazon to the Rio Negro Regions of South America.

Sea slug or NudibranchThe Healer

Sea slugs are hermaphrodite creatures, meaning that they have both male and female reproductive organs.

They come in an outstanding variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, with gills and pointed tentacles on their backs. Sea slugs have translucent bodies that have just about every color of the rainbow.

Due to the bright, outgoing colors found on the reef, there is a constant threat of predators. However, they are not completely defenseless, as their colors allow them to disguise to protect themselves from the predators.

Sea slugs are also used in traditional medicines particularly in the Far East as their extracts are said to have healing properties.

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