As an artist, Robert Wyland a.k.a. Wyland, has established himself as a leader in marine artistry and conservation. For more than 25 years he has been painting, sculpting, and writing. Wyland has traveled all over the globe photographing and scuba diving to capture beauty in its simplest form (under the sea). The great thing about Wyland is his devotion to the conservation of this planet. Since his fame and recognition Wyland is often seen hosting non-profit events to raise hope and awareness on marine life and the “green” way of living. It is not often you find a great role model such as Wyland.
The Wyland Foundation is actively involved in teaching millions of students about our rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and ocean. The Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, protect, and preserve the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life while encouraging environmental awareness. I was first aware of this mission when I attended the Wyland Living Green Fair in Boca Raton, FL last year. The event was free and family friendly so of course I went. Shortly after arriving I became fully aware of the significance just this small event was. All vendors were promoting ecofriendly products and services. They had plenty of kid appropriate areas focusing on green living. The best part of all was, Wyland was there. He had set up a giant canvas where he was painting with the children. The event, while small in comparison to others, was a huge success and left a big impact to all that went.
Wyland is a world-renowned artist, which to this day is known as the “Marine Michelangelo.” His work can be found in galleries, corporate collections, and private homes. Wyland has dedicated his life to learning, teaching, and expressing the love for our planet and its marine life. I can only hope his passion is passed on to our children and future generations of the world.