Wyland Original Art: Jax – Self Portrait in Blue – with Donation of



'Jax - Self Portrait in Blue' captures the essence of survival and hope. Despite severe injuries likely caused by a shark, Jax’s vibrant spirit and will to live shine through this painting. This artwork symbolizes the strength found in the face of adversity and the importance of sanctuary for injured marine life.

About Jax:
Found alone and injured in the St. Johns River, Jax’s early life was marked by trauma and the loss of his family. Rescued and rehabilitated, he now lives a full life at the Dolphin Research Center. His story is a touching narrative of vulnerability, resilience, and the compassionate response of the human spirit.


  • Authentic artistic collaboration between Wyland and Jax, a young rescued dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center.
  • Size: 24 x 20 inches on stretched canvas.
  • Ready for framing.

Wyland Foundation’s Fundraising Project at Dolphin Research Center
This spring, renowned marine life artist Wyland embarked on an extraordinary fundraising endeavor at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. In a groundbreaking collaboration, Wyland teamed up with rescued dolphins, Louie and Jax, to create unique paintings that encapsulate the essence of marine beauty and intelligence. This project not only aimed to raise crucial funds for the environment but also to support the future care of these magnificent dolphins, each with a compelling survival story.

Louie and Jax, both unable to return to the wild due to their injuries, engaged directly in the artistic process, leaving their own marks on the canvases. This collaboration resulted in mesmerizing self-portraits that bridge the gap between human and animal creativity. Available for acquisition as a gift with a high-level donation, these artworks offer supporters a rare piece of marine art history while contributing to ongoing conservation efforts.

Join us in celebrating this union of artistic innovation and marine advocacy. Each purchase directly supports the Wyland Foundation’s efforts to protect our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands, ensuring a brighter future for our planet’s most intelligent marine residents.

Terms of Purchase:

  • This artwork is considered a gift with donation. All proceeds will benefit the Wyland Foundation’s mission to protect marine environments and support the ongoing care of rescued dolphins like Louie and Jax.
  • Also available:  Please see the listing for Louie - A Self Portrait.
  • To acquire one of these unique pieces and contribute to this noble cause, please visit our Wyland Foundation Gift Store. Enjoy and share the story behind these remarkable artworks, knowing that your contribution makes a significant difference in marine conservation efforts.

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