Connecticut based marine artist Russ Kramer focuses much of his work on the drama of historic yacht races, emphasizing the movement of water and vertiginous angles of the boats as they are lifted and tossed by the power of the waves.
He has a touch for rendering roiled water in a way that feels palpable, capturing both its movement and visual texture.
Kramer also finds drama in the play of light on his subjects, enlivening even his portrayals of more sedate harbor scenes.
In addition to the images in his website gallery, you can find additional images of his limited edition prints. There is also a book available that collects some of his work.
[Suggestion courtesy of James Gurney]