When you hear the term “screen printing,” your mind probably goes right to those cool tee shirts you made in art class back in high school. But in the right hands, serigraphy—as the art form is more properly known—can be used to produce fine art. Arizona-based Steve Harmston loves the way he can capture the brilliance of nature through a series of simple, hand-cut shapes which overlay a vibrant palette of translucent and opaque colors.
Because no two “pulls” of ink during the process are exactly the same, the artworks created each have their own personalities. Harmston’s portraits of salmon and trout leap off the page, displaying a kind of otherworldliness that will be familiar to every fisherman who has held a trout in his hands. For more information and to see more works, visit his website, Harmston Arts. You can see his fish-specific images here, but don’t miss the other works in his gallery.