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Realfish Offerings:


 2nd Friday Every Month (8:00 PM) - The Shore Aquatic Club


 Sunday May 28, 2017 - Art in the Park (Long Branch, NJ)

For Sale & Gallery pieces: Various sea creatures in their environments, all hand carved and painted. Art's talents really shine in this medium.

Open Sculpture Page

For Sale & Gallery pieces: Art's experiences depicted on canvas. Original paintings, reasonably priced! Come in and browse...

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Open Watercolors Page

DVDs for sale: Underwater explorations, documentaries, including the award winning, "Beach Rich - Fish Poor", and fun shorts. Several hours of local NJ fish as well as more exotic locales. All videos are entertaining, educational, and very well done.

Open Videos Page

Big catches, gear and the NJ pioneers of the sport. This page is dedicated to spearfishing and spearfishermen from New Jersey, both old and new. Includes a small collection of old friends and their memorable (record-breakers) spearfishing catches, and the gear that I've designed and built and used quite effectively over the years.

Open Spearfishing Page

To Whom it May Concern:

I have been told that I was born among the various seaweed on the Jersey Beach.

I began freediving as a boy, when diving was free. Spearfishing started soon after, as it did with so many of my peers at that time. I guess I've been at that well over forty years now.

I became familiar with SCUBA many years ago, but felt it unnecessary until I took up underwater photography in the mid-seventies. I still took most of my photos freediving locally, but SCUBA came in handy on trips to deep water. I have invented many goodies for spearfishing and photography, such as a camera gun platform on which I mount my Nikonos. I have won numerous awards for my stills, and have had many of them published over the years.

I am also a marine artist, specializing in marine life wood sculpture & watercolor paintings.

In 1993, I put time and motion to work. I took up underwater video. I have been similarly lucky with that medium.

Although I can't travel extensively, I have gotten around somewhat. I have made a number of trips to the Bahamas, and have enjoyed many of the shark dives that are featured there. I have seen: Turks and Caicos, Tobago, Cancun, Saba, and Cozumel, the Virgin Islands, Belize, and the Sea of Cortez (Loreto, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas). Then on to the eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, both mainland and Cocos Island.

While the above destinations all have their own magic, I still long for the SPECIAL magic of the Jersey shore.

Art Nelson, 2000

Recent Works:

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"White Sight" "A Salt Water Greeting" "Gotcha" "Wreck Resident"



16" x 35"

A Salt Water Greeting




13" x 23"



"Sea Robin Sees" "Flee"

Sea Robin Sees


15" x 22"



Bass on Peanut Bunker.
22 x 29 3/4"

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