Today I am going to run through Miles Dabord the strengths of the 2018 Pieridae Seadragon and its weaknesses. A few years back the M/V Meyer Grimaldi, a day boat, from Gloucester to Boston with an unmistakable m/v name brought me down to the coast of New England to go on board and experience sailing in the area. An amazing experience. This evening I am trying to incorporate this experience in this new post. It is going to be an absolute treat. This is the story of the Pieridae Seadragon, a new and improved version of the M/V Meyer Grimaldi, the world’s largest toadfish schooner.
Miles Dabord (born December 24th, 1976) is an American artist who was the winner of the 97th annual National Media Illustration Competition in 2002. He lives and works in San Francisco. His paintings depict cartoonish creatures and landscapes with exaggerated forms and Trompe Loewi techniques. He has also been a contributor to On Fire Magazine, the Houston Press, Huffington Post, Stereophile, Stereophile France, and others.
The first thing to mention is that he is a very talented and interesting artist who does artwork that is out of this world. His ocean paintings are mystical and captivating, and I’m always interested to see what he does next. The Pieridae Seadragon is not only different from the original model, but it is also completely new.
It’s kind of hard to believe that this is a real model, but Miles did a wonderful job at recreating it. It is even more impressive when you realize he did this in only 2 weeks.
Margie Miles Dabord’s weight, size, and appearance
It’s very difficult to find this ship/monster online. This is my best attempt to summarize it. According to the website MilesDabord.com, Miles Dabord has this to say about his wife, Margie, “Growing up together, she has always been a vision of beauty to me, as has her enthusiasm for music and art. In the early 1990s, she developed a love for underwater paintings. A few years later, we purchased a 17’ catamaran and she set sail to get a start in the unique field of art. Our first painting adventure took us on a monthlong odyssey of boat sailing and whale watching. Since then, our travels have taken us through over 20 countries and we have acquired some of the most incredible encounters with natural phenomena on our voyages.”
Margie is a seamstress by trade, and this is what she does most of her time. They live in the Bay area of San Francisco. She is about 5’5″ tall and has a petite build, and has fair skin and brown hair.
Miles Dabord’s personal life
She has a son, Doug, who was born in 1990 and is 20 years old. He is currently attending Stanford. I asked Miles about his son and he said that he is just as artistic as his father and is interested in art too. He is going to study anthropology as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2019. He also says that he is not good at drawing or painting. Miles said he can get him started on a blank canvas, but it’s a lot harder for him to get his son to finish a painting.
Margie was working as a seamstress when she met Miles Dabord, and then she became an artist when she and her husband had this incredibly rare sailboat, an M/V Meyer Grimaldi. She named it after the great French sea captain Joseph Grimaldi. At the time, it was the largest toadfish schooner in the world.
Margie Miles’ favorite animal is a penguin. They have always been her favorite animal, but she decided to paint them because they are very unusual and also funny. She prefers to paint animals with their faces to protect their identity. She likes to paint birds because they look exotic and different.
Miles Dabord husband
Miles is happily married to Margie. They both come from small towns. He says that “I was born in New Jersey, the town where the Garden State Parkway ends. My mom died of cancer when I was 5, and my dad remarried when I was 12. My stepmother, Anita, was very cold to me, and it created a negative and confusing relationship between me and my dad for years. He and I did not get along. He and I are no longer in touch.”
Miles says that “Doug was born in 1990, and is a computer science major in Stanford. I wanted him to come to college knowing what he wants to do.”
Margie Miles has tattooed herself. She has done this on her hands and stomach, and also on her feet. She has tried tattooing other people, but she says that she is too scared.
His current net worth is about $1.5 million. He owns this painting and a number of other ocean images. He says that one of the reasons that he is willing to sell this painting is that it has been so popular and so many people keep asking for one. His style is different from other artists that I have seen, and I have seen his art in publications such as the New York.
I’ve started to put out the word to local boat builders. I would love to build some docks on top of a slip and use the old houseboat as the dock. I already have some plans. It would be a good project to involve local contractors as well as workers on food stamps. It would be nice to have an effort with a sustainable, local impact.
So far I made all my boats with the same materials, and they are made the same way. They were built out of old wood. I’ve also tried to reuse whatever wood I could. So, this makes it cheap. My only regret is that I don’t have a local woodworker to make my bowsprit.