The artist, Willie Crockett, was born and raised on Tangier Island, fishing, hunting waterfowl. and roaming the marshes of the Chesapeake Bay. He painted with the strength of a life-long intimate knowledge he acquired from this enchanting youth. His paintings are recognized as among the most honest portrayals of Chesapeake Bay drama and beauty. An occasional easy transition into colorful abstracts and flowers speaks for the versatility of the painter and sensitivity of the man.