‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale

Sea Fever hand-lettered print available at marylouwakefieldart.com

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 who saw her work in progress and graciously offered to add a watercolour illustration to his favourite poem. The figure, sitting on the dinghy looking out to sea, is a loose representation of Glenn. Marylou and Harry discussed who was going to work on the blank sheet of paper and who was going to add their work over it.

“I was terrified to mess up an original Heine 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 won.  He 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 just below the rocks and grass.

The original hangs in our home and has done since 1992. Signed prints on archival watercolour paper that measure 18″ x 24″ are available for sale.

If you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself or a friend or family member, contact MaryLou at mlwakefield@shaw.ca or you can visit her website at mlwakefieldart.com

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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