‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale


Victoria, B.C. Canada – 2018

A number of years ago, MaryLou created this beautiful piece of artwork, a hand lettered piece featuring the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield.

Through her communications work, she’d met the accomplished Canadian marine artist Harry Heine (father to Victoria artist Mark Heine), who saw the work in progress and graciously agreed to add a watercolour illustration. The figure in the piece is a loose representation of Glenn looking out to sea.

Marylou and Harry went back and forth several times about who was going to work on the blank sheet and who was going to add their work over it.

“I was terrified to mess up Harry’s painting,” says MaryLou so she wanted to go first.  Harry, it seemed, didn’t want to mess up her calligraphy and in the end, Harry painted the watercolour illustration first and MaryLou did her calligraphy afterwards … with much trepidation. The name Heine appears at the bottom left above the words Sea Fever and just below the rocks and grass.

The original has hung in our home since 1992. On this occasion, we are for the first time, offering signed prints for sale. Prints are 18″ x 24″ and are reproduced on archival watercolour paper.

If you’re interested in purchasing one, please email MaryLou directly at mlwakefield@shaw.ca.

Thank you.


  1. Hello MaryLou.
    I am Pablo FAL from the Argentine Navy. We would like to contact Glenn. We allways remember KIM CHOW!!!!

    Also working with Hernan MONTERO.
    Our phones number:
    +549 11 56520048 (Pablo)
    + 549 11 65680843 (Hernan)

    Best regards.

    • MaryLou Wakefield says:

      Hello Pablo.
      Thank you for your note. We will certainly be in touch with you very shortly. Look forward to hearing your news.
      Kind regards MaryLou and Glenn

  2. The Sea Fever prints are beautiful! You are very talented Marylou.

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