I don't know the date of this painting by John Hamberger, but it was used as the cover for a nice book for young readers, Sea Monsters of Long Ago, which I think is available as a modern reprint. This painting certainly has a spooky, if not romantic, atmosphere that makes you glad that you live here and now. It has a bit of Frazetta-esque quality to it.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.