Famed maritime artist Robert Dance discusses his work. Dance was born in Tokyo, where his father was a businessman. Eight years ago he moved from Winston-Salem to Kinston. His reputation as a maritime artist is nationwide, and he is especially famous in New England. Bound for Blue Water, J. Russell Jinishian's recently published book of past and present American nautical painters, lists Dance among the best American marine artists of the 20th-century and into the 21st-century. Dance's works hang in the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut; and numerous corporate and private collections.