Black Storm - (Copyright Craig Bertram Smith-2012)
Acrylic on Board (90cm X 60cm)

If there’s a fish that deserves respect as a predator it has to be the black marlin - an impressive billfish
with a bold visual design, reaching massive proportions. From tail fin to bill tip, they are a product of open water
perfection; a dominant apex predator. It is optimized for maximum efficiency in the water. feeding on anything from
tuna to even smaller billfish.

In the painting “Black Storm”, Craig emphasises the moment of encountering and catching the giant fish with the
symbolism of an imminent storm. The decision was to keep a very subtle colour pallet in the painting to compliment
the black and white of the marlin and portray a dramatic mood.