Painting the Research Vessel Endeavor for the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute
“…the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonders forever.” – Jaques-Yves Cousteau
Native of the East Coast, resident of the West Coast and son of a U.S. Navy official portrait artist, Eric Lutes’ affinity for the sea runs deep. He is a Senior Fellow for the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute and was honored when asked to paint the Research Vessel, RV Endeavor. Eric’s work will be displayed and support the Coastal Institute’s mission to understand the relationship between human activity and the coastal environment and find solutions for sustaining our oceans – a resource we all share.
Please visit again for updates on this important work in progress! And, please take care of our vast and mighty oceans.
Eric's visit to URI to scout the Endeavor September 2016