"Guardians of the Atabapo" Original Painting by Ivan Mikolji


"I have always believed that a positive and optimistic intake of natural knowledge is the key to instill conservation awareness. You cannot preserve something that you don’t know exists."- Ivan Mikolji

If you are an admirer of the aquatic habitats of South America, you certainly know Ivan Mikolji! He's a world-renowned explorer, researcher, audio/visual artist and author, who tirelessly documents the magnificent diversity and wonder of this beautiful region of the world. His dramatic underwater videos are seen around the world, and his photographs have graced publications and articles in numerous publications.

Ivan is also an extremely accomplished artist, who's beautiful interpretations of the aquatic life of Venezuela and South America are sought after by collectors worldwide. Thanks to an exclusive arrangement with him, we are extremely honored to offer this one-of-a-kind fine art piece, part of a series entitled "Tribute to Altum Angelfish." 

This unframed acrylic marker painting, entitled "Guardians of the Atabapo" evokes the dramatic angles and contrasting colors of the majestic Altum Angelfish, as it glides through the tinted, tannin-stained waters of the Atabapo River. I (Scott) was extremely honored to have been involved in the collaborative process of naming this original piece, and am extremely proud to make it available to our community. The piece is accompanied by a certificate authenticity.

In addition to owning a very special piece of original artwork, your purchase will be used to support the mission of Ivan Mikolji, to inspire, teach, and document the beauty of the natural underwater world. 

This is truly an example of the fusion between nature, science, and art.


Series: Tribute to Altum Angelfish
Medium: Liquitex acrylic paint markers, Montana acrylic paint markers over
Canson Infinity Museum Pro Canvas.
Size: 12 x 9 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm.
Frame Size: Not framed
Signed: Lower center angled,
Painted: 2017/July/31 in Valencia, Venezuela.
Notes: Title refers to the Atabapo River which has tea colored water and is
the habitat of the magnificent Altum Angelfish. Titled in symbiosis with
Scott Fellman. Includes a Mikolji certificate of authenticity.

Includes international shipping from directly from the artist's studio in Venezuela via DHL.


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