PADI LOVES Big Blue for using the footage Roland captures for reference while sculpting enables Roland, the artist, to create incredibly detailed and life-like work. Roland uses his creations to promote conservation efforts and invoke passion for ocean life. In 2009 Roland was inducted into the Ocean Artist Society, uniting artists to inspire people around the world to help preserve our natural world.
Born in Massachusetts in 1965 Roland St. John has always had a passion for nature since childhood.
Now an experienced diver and underwater videographer for over 25 years he has filmed some of the most spectacular marine life around the world.The footage also enables Roland to capture the animals in motion, which helps him to sculpt realistic as well as his contemporary works of art. His passion for our Oceans has led him to use his art to help create awareness and become involved in protecting threatened species around the world.
Big Blue - Aquatic Gifts started in 1997 and now offers over 100 different styles including Jewelry, Bronze Sculptures, and Home Decor, all Made In the USA.