A vertran of nearly twenty years aboard merchant ships and ocean-going salvage tugs, Marek Sarba paints what he knows.
During a seagoing career which required him to spend more than three-hundred days a year at sea he witnessed the ocean milieu as few maritime artist ever have, and having studied and painted maritime subjects during this span and since. He today possesses insight which goes unrivaled and which moves him to paint from the pit of his stomach, to viscerally recount in oil on canvas the solitude, terror and overwhelming grace of the sea as he personally experienced it.
Marek Sarba's keen knowlede of vessels and their opoerations is evidenced in his unique ability to recreate the power and drama of ships on the high seas. His work continually receives nods of approval from the most experienced ship masters to salty seagoing veterans.
Sarba has been called the Joseph Conrad of marine art, and like Conrad, his material and motif usually turn on a single powerful moment that pits man against nature.
His work has been highlighted in numerous publications and his paintings can be found in many art collections, from those of industry leaders to Members of Congress.
Marek Sarba paint what he knows.
Sarba's talent to capture the sea has received high praise from critics and fellow marine artists alike:
"Few marine srtists have really been able to capture the wildness of the sea. It takes years of experience to paint it with true emotion. Marek Sarba takes his place among the finest, in the tradition of Thomas Rose Miles, Thomas Somerscales, Montague Dawson and Anton Otto Fisher" said noted artist Ray Ellis.
"You are certainly one of the world's finest contemporary maritime artists." ocean liner expert and author William H. Miller
"Your paintings are marvelous, No one communicates the feel of heavy seas and man's struggle as well as you" well known marine artist Victor Mays
"Great pleasure that I get from your painting "Last Voyage" which dominate the entrueway of our home" Potrter J. Goss Member of Congress
"The painting "Last Line" is finally have going on my living room wall!! At looks even more beautiful tham I had imagined!!" Capt. Fred Dezendorf
"Your work as an artist is obviously of the highest standard. You have captured most realistically the aftermath of the Empress of Britain's fire on that fateful day of 26 october 1940." Gordon Turner author
"Beautiful work I've ever seen. You are indeed the Joseph Conrad of maritime art." W.D. Martin U.S. Coast Guard
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