Angling Art: “June Morning, Restigouche,” by Galen Mercer


“June Morning, Restigouche,” Oil on Canvas 2013
by Galen Mercer

Editor’s note: Here’s the latest installment of a new series on angling art. We’ll try to post a new painting, drawing, or sculpture every Wednesday. If you have any suggestions for artists we might feature, let us know below.

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. Here’s what he had to say about this painting:

A place I hadn’t visited in a decade, then happened to pass this summer. There’s something in the pregnant quiet of such salmon camp mornings, the manifest possibility, which always catches me. These early, sea-foam greens last only a short time, and characterize a period when lilacs strain to pull away from winter and the sun can’t be trusted for a moment.

You can see lots more of Galen’s art, including great landscapes and nature scenes, at the Galen Mercer Sporting and Fine Art website.

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