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Meet the Artist

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Thank you for visiting my website! I'm delighted to have you here. My name is Scott Klimek  and I'm driven by deep inquisitiveness and a passion for creativity. As an artist dedicated to marine conservation, I blend my passion for marine biology with abstract art to create captivating works that inspire and educate.

My mission is to use my creative and technical background to combine art and science, creating compelling, marine biology-inspired abstract visual art that challenges the imagination while engaging new audiences for ocean and marine conservation.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope my art resonates with you and inspires a deeper connection to the incredible world beneath the waves.


Background & Experience


With a degree in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Illinois and a lifelong fascination with the natural world, I have been inspired to create artworks that are deeply intertwined with science.

With 20 years of experience in architectural design, I bring a unique perspective to my art, informed by both the structural intricacies of architecture and the organic forms found in marine life.

While I have been drawing since I can remember, I started painting in 2006 as a way to exercise my creativity. Along this path I started going to art festivals, galleries and museums in search of an art style that called to me.  While I met many incredible artists with amazing work, there was something missing.  This inevitably me to creating my own unique art to sell at shows and fairs starting in 2015.

I have shown my work at the Palm Beach Cultural Center, The Martin Arts Court House Cultural Gallery, The New Studio for the Visual Arts, to name a few. Today, my work is on display at my studio in The Village Art Studios, Tequesta Florida.

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Inspiration & Influences

My artwork is deeply inspired by the vibrant and diverse life forms of the ocean, including sea anemones, nudibranchs, coral, sponges, jellyfish, and octopuses.


I immerse myself in underwater environments to conduct research and gather inspiration, translating these experiences into abstract paintings that highlight the beauty and complexity of marine ecosystems. Each piece is a fusion of observation, imagination, and scientific knowledge.

My work has introduced me to all types of scientists and photographers who love the ocean as much if not more then me. From the great folks at the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, to the South Florida Underwater Photographer Society,  the synergy between art and science has incredible potential.

Ultimately, I aim to raise awareness about marine conservation through my art, encouraging viewers to appreciate and protect our oceans. My future goals include expanding my reach through international exhibitions and collaborations with conservation organizations.


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