Kelp forest Santa Cruz Channel Islands watercolor painting Margy Gates

Kelp Dancers

Snorkeling in the kelp forests of Santa Cruz Island, one sees sea lions playing, often with the diver, keeping an eye on him to be sure he is watching, creating a special ballet that loops and circles. This painting required extra research about local reef dwellers, collecting kelp, and studying growth patterns. But the memory of the rhythm of it all is really the subject, all of us surging back and forth together.

Original watercolor available for sale

Giclée print

30″w x 22″h, $250 Buy Now Button
22″w x 16″h, $170 Buy Now Button
15″w x 11″h, $80   Buy Now Button
10″w x 7″h, $35     Buy Now Button

Note Cards, pack of 8

5 1/2″w x 4″h, $15  Buy Now Button

Copyright Margy Gates. All rights reserved.
Available as giclee.


Fine art giclée prints from watercolors & acrylics, with a focus on ocean and island life.

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