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or call 212–964–8465

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PO Box 980
New York, NY 10272

 
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Finest Fillet on Front Street  

Finest Fillet on Front Street
Giclee $350 unframed 11" x 15"

Front and Beekman streets when the Fulton Fish Market was in operation at the Seaport. Journeymen delivered seafood, buyers’ trucks awaited them, men cut and sold fish, and Carmine’s Bar was open all night for market workers.

The challenge was to achieve an intense area of light surrounded by darkened buildings without losing detail or color in either. – N.R.

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Carter Fish Company, 4 a.m
 

Carter Fish Company, 4 a.m.
Print $400 unframed 15 "x 22"

New York City’s Fulton Fish Market, in operation since 1822, was in lower Manhattan on the banks of the East River until 2005, when it moved to the Bronx. It is the country’s largest wholesale fish market, handling more than a million pounds of seafood a night.

Vigorous Market activity (in sight of landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge) in the middle of the night while most New Yorkers slept, inspired me to spend my own nights, with sketchbook in hand, among the workers. Such scenes of color, light and action are an artist’s dream. – N.R.

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Carter Fish Company, 7 a.m.
Print $400 unframed 15" x 22"

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Schooner Pioneer at Sunset  

Schooner Pioneer at Sunset
Giclee $350 unframed 11" x 15"

The Pioneer, launched in 1885, hauled sand to iron foundries along the Delaware River, and was the first of only two cargo-carrying sloops with wrought iron hulls built in this country. She was donated to the South Street Seaport Museum in 1970. Pioneer is the last iron-hulled American merchant sailing vessel still in existence today.

I admire the elegant forms of the Pioneer in full sail. The sloop is a natural element in New York's expansive harbor, and sunset allows me to surround the muted tones of the vessel's sails with vibrant color. – N.R.

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Heading Straight  

Heading Straight
Giclee $350 unframed 11" x 15"

There is enormous power to a tug as it carves its way through the water. A head-on view says it best, and is trilling to see.– N.R.

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Tall Ship Wavertree at Sunrise  

Tall Ship Wavertree at Sunrise
Giclee $350 unframed 11" x 15"

Wavertree, launched in Liverpool in 1885, was one of the last large wrought iron sailing ships built. After carrying cargoes to and from ports around the world, she was dismasted in a storm off Cape Horn and used as a floating warehouse in Chile, then a sand barge in Argentina. Wavertree was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968.

While the Wavertree rarely moves from her berth at the Seaport Museum on the Manhattan side of the East River, I used artist's license to imagine the tall ship by the Brooklyn Bridge, bathed in the warm light of sunrise. – N.R.

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View from the Palisades  

View from the Palisades
Giclee $375 unframed 12" x 18"

The George Washington Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge when it opened in 1931. It spans the Hudson River between upper Manhattan, and Fort Lee, NJ. It was originally designed to be sheathed in granite, but with the onset of the Depression, the steel was left exposed.

I was walking in the park along the New Jersey Palisades on a gray day, but for the watercolor, I intensified the fog effect to accent the Little Red Lighthouse. – N.R.

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Staten Island Ferry, 1995  

Staten Island Ferry, 1995
Print $375 unframed 18" x 12"

The subject of this watercolor was the Staten Island Ferry. I thought the lower Manhattan skyline made a grand background for it. – N.R.

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New York Harbor
Print $400 unframed 14" x 20"

The windows on the twentieth floor of 17 Battery Place overlook one of the world's most interesting harbors. With Battery Park, Castle Clinton and Pier A in the foreground, the scene opens up to include Brooklyn, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New Jersey and the Bayonne Bridge.

I made a point of including many elements of the busy harbor with its well-known landmarks. One of the aspects of New York, which makes it a great city for an artist, is the varied waterfront. There is everything from industry and shipping to sandy beaches in the outer boroughs, and it is all eminently paintable. – N.R.

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Times Square
Print $400 unframed 17" x 24"

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Purchasing Information

Naima is happy to answer questions about purchasing artwork or commissioning a special order painting.

Please email Naima at SeaportArtist [at] gmail.com or call her at 212-964-8465.

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