"We live on the edge of giant, writhing oceans of life that continue to pump masses of much needed oxygen into the air we breath. Yet our life-filled seas face threatening hardships such as pollution, plastics, and overfishing."
– Cleo Vilett
“Leafy Sea Dragon” Oil on canvas, 24”x18” © Cleo Vilett 2008
In light of human-caused environmental challenges, artist Cleo Vilett invites her viewers to take a closer look. A painter, scientific illustrator and marine biologist by training, Vilett is a Bay Area native with a passion for the natural world. Through her work, she hopes “to bring attention to marine subjects as art while promoting conservation of the world’s oceans.”
“Large Jellies” Acrylic and resin on birch, 22”x10” © Cleo Vilett 2011
Vilett’s appreciation for the beauty of sea life began while earning a degree in marine biology.…