Posted on: February 11, 2014

World Renowned Artist, Robert Lyn Nelson, partners with Pacific Whale Foundation

Original "Imperiled Leviathans" Painting by Renowned Marine Artist Robert Lyn Nelson Offered for Sale; All Profits to Benefit Nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation

MAUI, HI -- World renowned marine artist Robert Lyn Nelson is offering a dramatic original oil and acrylic painting “Imperiled Leviathan” for sale, with the full $100,000.00 purchase price to benefit Pacific Whale Foundation.  

Imperiled LeviathanThe 48" x 48" painting depicts humpback whales and dolphins underwater off Hawaii and is on display daily at Diamond Head Gallery at 736 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. The full $100,000.00 purchase price will be donated to Pacific Whale Foundation to support whale research, marine education programs for children and conservation efforts. 

Robert Lyn Nelson is Hawaii’s most highly honored artist. His original 1979 painting, "Two Worlds," initiated The Modern Marine Art Movement, a new artistic genre. Nelson’s work brought worldwide attention to the importance of environmental preservation, carving a political and historical niche. 

Nelson is the youngest American artist to be honored with a solo show at Smithsonian Institute. He was honored and commissioned by the Cousteau Society and maintains a deep relationship with Jean Michel Cousteau.  

In 1997, Vice President Al Gore bestowed the NOAA Environmental Hero Award to Nelson, thanking him for the services he performed to protect the environment. Four US presidents collect and display Nelson’s works in their homes and in the White House. His originals and limited editions are owned by hundreds of celebrities and rock stars. 

"Robert’s love of the ocean environment inspired this donation to support Pacific Whale Foundation," says Jonathan Todd, Nelson’s manager and the producer of KAOI’s Maui Fine Art Radio show. "A collector will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty of this painting with the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of the purchase helped support whale and dolphin research throughout the Pacific, marine education programs for thousands of school children each year, efforts to end illegal whaling worldwide and promoting conservation to fight marine debris and prevent vessel-whale collisions.” 

For information, contact Michael Murray, Director of Diamond Head Gallery where the original work is on display and available for sale at (808) 661-8171 or via email at

Limited edition posters of the painting, signed and embossed by the artist, will be available for donations of $250 to Pacific Whale Foundation.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. 

Established in 1980, Pacific Whale Foundation mission is to protect our oceans through science and advocacy.

Visit the works of Robert Lyn Nelson at and contact him through his management at 808 Marketing, LLC, attention Jonathan Todd, 808.855.5788 or email to