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On March 10, 2013 abstract artist David Jon Foster was appointed Ship Artist of the MV AURORA by owner Chris
Wilson.  The 293ft. MV AURORA yacht was built in 1955 in Germany as the MV WAPPEN VON HAMBURG.  She sailed
many of the world’s seas under names such as MV DELOS, MV POLAR STAR, MV XANADU and others.

After many years at sea and in state of serious disrepair she was acquired by Wilson who has made it his mission to
restore the ship to the majesty that she once new.

Foster has opened an art studio on board the yacht and is creating original paintings inspired by the MV AURORA’s
nautical history, the world’s oceans and creatures of the sea.  The new artworks adorn the yacht’s Kenego Lounge and
can be sean in other displays about the ship.  Large murals are planed for the main lobby, Lido and Captains lounge.  
The art is for sale and all proceeds are used to further art and beautification projects onboard the Aurora as well as
suport the MarineBio Conservation Society, a nonprofit volunteer marine conservation and science education group and
Sea Shepherd, a non profit international marine wildlife conservation society.

“I was looking for an artist who had the creative vision and originality to set this ship apart, one whose artwork matched
my affection for this great ship” said Wilson.

Foster says “I lived on Monterey Bay for several years as a kid. Being a diver and sailing the coast of California with my
father for many years has given me a deep affinity for all things nautical, the oceans and life beneath the sea. This is a
great opportunity and a perfect fit for me. I'm really exited to join the crew and be apart of this project”

The MV AURORA is moored across from Barron Hilton's Venice Island in the San Joaquin Delta and hosts art shows,
film festivles, special events, private partys and more.
David Jon Foster Art Studio at the MV AURORA Super Yacht
The art studio, located port aft in the ship's Main Lounge next to the Xanadu Bar.
David Jon Foster Studio at MV AURORA Super Yacht
Art studio view overlooking Little
Connection Slough across to Barron
Hilton's Venice Island.
David Jon Foster Official Ship Artist of the MV AURORA Super Yacht
MarineBio Conservation Society
Since 1998, MarineBio has been a nonprofit
volunteer marine conservation and science
education group working to educate the
world about ocean life, marine biology,
marine conservation, and to provide a sea
ethic that we should all attempt to follow.
David Jon Foster in studio at MV AURORA Super Yacht
First painting "Xanadu" done in the new studio. Spring 2013
From Wappen Von Hamburg to MV AURORA Video
Xanadu by David Jon Foster
Xanadu
MV AURORA Collection
24x30 watercolor on canvas / $600.00
Pacific Star by David Jon Foster
Pacific Star
MV AURORA Collection
12x24 watercolor on canvas / $250.00
Marinebio
MV AURORA Collection
12x24 watercolor on canvas / $250.00
Polar Star
MV AURORA Collection
12x24 watercolor on canvas / $250.00
Actinoscyphia
MV AURORA Collection
18x24 watercolor on canvas / $350.00
Tempest
MV AURORA Collection
18x24 watercolor on canvas / $350.00
Aurora
MV AURORA Collection
12x36 watercolor on canvas / $400.00
Breaching
MV AURORA Collection
12x36 watercolor on canvas / SOLD
Mediterrainian Cruise
MV AURORA Collection
24x30 watercolor on canvas / SOLD
David Jon Foster in studio at MV AURORA Super Yacht
Painting at night.
Past Events
Art studio at night.
The Aurora in San Francisco bay.
Vintage postcard
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation
organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and
slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and
protect ecosystems and species.
Art painted onboard the MV Aurora
The Ghost Ship
MV AURORA Collection
24x30 watercolor on canvas / $600.00