Hailed a “Marine Michaelangelo” by USA Today, Environmental artist Robert Wyland is one of the most influential artists in the world today and is a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. This is the guy who’s painted 100 massive whale walls around the world, has dozens of galleries, restaurants and other businesses.
Wyland is a business story poster child. His story is big, unique and high-stakes. From a pitch perspective, his mantra, “Art. Conservation. Community” is clear, forward-looking and totally authentic. Indeed, if you look into his backstory, you’ll find that he was a pioneer of saving the planet way back in the ’70s before “green” became a business buzz word. And with respect to that trite saying about finding your passion to make a really good business–well here it is in living color. Wyland is for-real.
But his story is bigger than just business as his non-proﬁt Wyland Foundation supports conservation programs on a scale equal to his epic paintings. Now in partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Wyland Foundation is currently engaged in teaching literally millions of students about our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands. Checkout some of their programs: