Wyland Original Dolphin Art: Louie – A Self Portrait – with Donation



This painting is a unique testament to the resilience of marine life and the profound connection between humans and animals. Louie, having survived the devastating effects of the BP Oil Spill, brings a touch of his spirit to this artwork. His story is a poignant reminder of the challenges marine creatures face and the triumphs of conservation efforts.

About Louie:
Rescued from Louisiana’s oil-slicked waters, Louie's journey from near death to thriving at Dolphin Research Center showcases the impact of dedicated wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. His artwork serves not only as a beautiful representation of his resilience but also as a call to action to protect our marine environments.Wyland Foundation’s Fundraising Project at Dolphin Research Center


  • Authentic artistic collaboration between Wyland and Louie, a rescued dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, FL.
  • Size: 16 x 20 inches on stretched canvas
  • Ready for framing.

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 Jax - Self Portrait in Blue.
  • 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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