Andre Perugia's fish pump of 1931.
Andre Perugia's fish pump of 1931.
In November 2007, artist Matthew Groves received an order for prints of the Atlantic Salmon and Sockeye Salmon, from Rob Vitek of New Mexico, USA, with an unusual request. He wished to use the images for a Tattoo on his back.
See the inking process in it's entirety at Angling Artwork. LINK
George Estreich’s East River Fish was created when the artist was contemplating the life span of fauna in that river. Estreich cut up 30 tomato sauce cans and an equal amount of Coke cans to put this fish together and lost about a cup of blood for his efforts.
Many of the original blood spots still dot this piece, offering a “don’t touch” warning to viewers and a reminder to me that my mother was always right.
A former pharmaceutical salesman, Tom Dean now carves beautiful fish from exotic hardwoods. LINK
We just got a great email from Ketchikan Chum junkie, Keith Wadley, who is lucky enough to live next door to arguably the most entertaining fish artist of all time - Ray Troll. I personally remember wearing his stuff when I was snot nosed smolt in the early 80's.
We were going to leave this one for Santa, but decide he was FAT enough.
Rogue Angel Jenny coming at us with some holiday artwork to feast upon. Grabbed from K8's Angels LINK
LINK (Via: Hamburgerpanda)
......."I have subsequently found the drawing of marlin one of the most challenging endeavours in painting. Trying to capture the power and movement of these birds of paradise in bright sunlight on a moving ocean is frustrating, fun and brings me up to the present day, 2002. I am now making a living painting a fantastic subject because I didn't give in too easily after all."
Artist Paul Cook specializes in floats, float cases, landing nets, hand built cane rods, fly cases, ink drawings, glass engraving and artwork. LINK
Artist Rob Chapman offers up an eclectic mix of original art, prints, posters and tees. LINK
Exquisitely detailed and beautifully colored, Paul DeAngelp's fish mounts reflect his 31 years in the business.
For the second time in as many years, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is operating a fish weir on the Madison downstream of Yellowstone with cooperation from Gallatin National Forest and funding from PPL Montana.
The primary objective of the weir is to learn about the characteristics of the fall rainbow trout spawning run" says Pat Clancey from the FWP field office in Ennis. Most rainbow trout tend to spawn in the spring, but the Hebgen Lake drainage has many rainbows that spawn in the fall.
Via: West Yellowstone News LINK -
Spawning Trout Art by Shari Erickson
Friend and artist extraordinaire Mike Savlen is getting ready to relocate to Costa Rica and has been inspired to paint some of the future locals. LINK
Game Fish began as a found object—a mounted sailfish trophy. Larry Fuente then applied game-related artifacts—dice, miniature pinball games, poker chips, ping-pong balls, yo-yos, dominoes, and even badminton birdies—to create a flamboyant sculpture that is itself a play on words!
You can zoom in on the piece if you click through to the SAAM website. Via: The Smithsonian American Art Museum LINK
If you're ever in need of a fish platter for your Paradise Valley ranch. LINK
Artist (and friend) Mike Savlen has launched a brand new website.
In addition to the new design there is a generous wholesale and affiliate program, gift certificates, wish list, and easier site navigation.
Check it out. LINK
Within the first two years of graduating from Ringling School of Art and Design Jason was the premier featured artist at (IGFA) International Game Fish Association museum of hall of fame. LINK
Flick Ford is painting 50 of the All-Tackle World Record fish that will be featured in a book to be released this fall.
Via: J.Russell Jinishian Gallery's Sporting Art News LINK
It was the allure of the majestic billfish, a decorative sailfish mount at Coney Island that Pasta Pantaleo remembers as a young child as being his first inspiration that drew him into the world of marine gamefish and their habitats. LINK
Jim Thomas paints digital fish using Illustrator and Photoshop. LINK
Kendahl Jan Jubb's work is derived from her direct observation of Montana's blue ribbon trout streams.
The Trails End online gallery features the works of Dave Bartholet, Darrel Davis, Jim Deal, Vic Erickson, Guy Jacobson and Jeanne Warren. LINK
Marie and I day tripped up to Port Townsend last weekend to visit our friend and fish artist extraordinaire Mike Savlen and his girlfriend Donna Lee. Earlier in the week, Donna Lee had pulled my name out of a hat in a drawing for Mike's original painting Sol Duc Steel. So we're now the proud owners of another original Savlen, our second in the family. Our first was one of his fresh art series.
Even though you can't own the original, two different sizes of limited edition prints are still available. They would make the perfect holiday gift for that steelhead addict in the family.
Mr Hazell, 48, has also fitted a hydraulic system so the fish can swish its tail, raise its fins and open and close its mouth.
Via: The BBC LINK
Before becoming an award-winning gyotaku artist, Burt was a wildlife artist, biology student, and Marine infantryman in Vietnam in the late 1960s. LINK
Angler’s Art Fish Taxidermy specializes in fish replicas of the highest quality, as well as conventional fish taxidermy using the real fish skin. LINK
Some great fish art work all done by kids between grades 4- 12.
Sponsored by Wildlife Forever, the State Fish Art contest was inspired by a bright fifth-grader from Minnesota named Kate Di Leo and her father Sal in March of 1996. They decided an event should be created that educated kids, teachers, and parents on aquatics resources, conservation, and each state's State Fish.
Check out your state winners here. LINK
Diane Rome Peebles specializes in oil paintings of salt water sport fish and tropical landscapes.
Tell the story of your prize catch, with a life sized custom watercolor by Patrick Mclain Hamman LINK