Both majestic and fragile, whales in the Atlantic Ocean are some of the largest mammals on the planet. Many species are endangered, their numbers decimated by New England's past commercial whaling industry and, in more recent years, entanglement in commercial fishing gear. Modern conservation efforts are working to turn the tide and restore the populations of these fascinating and awesome creatures.
Leah Bares of Violette Tide Studios is descended from fishermen and artists, and conveys the natural world through her artwork. Her belief: Living with beautiful objects that pay tribute to the majesty of the ocean reminds us to slow down and reconnect. This is clear in the life she gives to these magnificent whales of the Atlantic.