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Sea Turtle Wall Art Canvas of Hawaiian Coral Reef and Honu

$79.20 $99.00

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30 Mar. Estimated arrival
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Hawaiian sea turtle art painting by Hawaii ocean artist Karen Whitworth

The Story Behind This Sea Turtle Painting

In this vibrant underwater painting, a green sea turtle glides effortlessly through the coral reef as tropical fish and other colorful sea life float about. This tropical island sea life scene was inspired by the Hawaiian snorkeling experiences of the artist, Karen Whitworth. One such occasion was off the island of Maui, near black rock at Kaanapali beach, when a turtle much like the one in this painting joined the artist for a lazy swim among the coral. The colors of that day, the sensation of weightlessness, and the company of such a beautiful animal, still bring her joy many years later.

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle art and coral Reef - Underwater Painting Canvas Wall Art in Home Decor Interior

About the Honu - Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

The honu, (which is the Hawaiian word for sea turtle), are common throughout all the Hawaiian islands. In traditional Hawaiian culture they represent long life and good fortune. Often viewed on the beach, resting in the sand, the female sea turtle will also use this as a location to dig her nest. After hatching, the babies face many dangers in the years that follow. Thanks to sea turtle conservation efforts and federal protections prohibiting people from harming them, their numbers are now increasing.

Our favorite place to learn about this beautiful species is at the Maui Ocean Center. In addition to all the other marine life they have on display, there is also an exhibit of juvenile sea turtles. Also known by their scientific name as chelonia mydas, these baby turtles are more cute than you can possibly imagine. It's an excellent opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal while supporting an organization that is doing great things to protect them.

Canvas Features

    • Hand made in Hawaii
    • Hand coated with lustrous varnish to protect the hibiscus flowers for a lifetime of vibrant color
    • Heavy-weight solid wood supports to provide extra strength
    • Ready to hang

Be sure to also check out our other Hawaii paintings in our virtual art gallery, as well as Karen's underwater painting collection.

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