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As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator, I enjoy a rare experience – someone who truly loves to go to work. Many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding career anyone could ask for. As a true Florida native, I’ve spent years fishing, hunting, guiding and exploring the wild places many people never see. After a construction accident in 1993, I had to make a career change. We sold our home in Naples and moved to Sarasota, and in 1998, I graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design with a degree in Illustration. Since that time, I‘ve focused on illustrating saltwater game fish onto navigational charts. The ability to match species with location was an instant success. Some of my clients include Bass Pro Shops, Coastal Conservation Association- Florida, Texas and Alabama, Century Boats/Yamaha, Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Bertram Yachts, as well as tournaments and fundraising events.

If you get a chance, please visit my website at www.stevewhitlock.com.

Tight Lines!

Steve Whitlock
Cell: (941) 650-9464

Studio Phone Number: (941) 359-8106
Email: steve@stevewhitlock.com
Web: http://www.stevewhitlock.com


Categories: Artists

3 Responses so far.

  1. Kim Ward says:

    I find your work interesting but am a little curious as to how you are able to use the navigation maps with your art. I, too, am a seascape watercolor artist and solely use my own art in combination with no one’s work. Thank you for letting me know that I can try to combine other artist’s work with my own. That was a trick I did not know.

    • NOAA charts are public domain, and there are a number of artists around the world that use them in combination with their artwork, though there are a few rules in using them which are available at NOAA’s site. Steve uses no other artists work; we shoot our own photo and video reference. As for using other artist’s work, you better have written permission from that artist, photographer, etc… or you could find yourself in a copyright infringement lawsuit, and the fines are big. I suggest you go to http://www.copyright.gov and educate yourself of information available there should you think about using another artist’s work without their permission. All of Steve’s artwork is copyrighted (not the chart which, again, is public domain). I hope this answers your question.

  2. NOAA charts are public domain. There are numerous artists around the world that use them in combination with their artwork, thought there are a few rules that apply which are on NOAA’s site. Steve uses no other artists work; we shoot all our own photo and video reference. As far as using other artist, photographers, etc… work, you’d better have written permission from them to use it, or you could find yourself in a copyright infringement lawsuit, and the fines are big. I suggest you go to http://www.copyright.gov and educate yourself about the rules of copyright. All of Steve’s work is copyrighted (excepting the chart which, again, is public domain). I hope this answers your question.

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