Angling Art: The Reel Local Works of David Danforth

Rainbow Trout
Florida-native David Danforth began drawing as a child, and he never gave it up. At different points in his life, he has done Computer-aided design (CAD) drafting, airbrushed motorcycles, and created street-art-style murals. About . . .
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The Angling Art of Robert Dance

Written by: Robert Dance
"Fall Rainbows," Alkyd on canvas. 
At 84 years of age, I’m sure I’m the oldest artist to appear on this blog, and I came to fly fishing rather late compared to many others. However, I have been painting since the age of six, after being born in Tokyo, Japan in 1934. Unlike . . .
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The Healing Fish Art of Ryan Keene

"Two Panel Trout" All works by Ryan Keene
When asked where my art originates, a very specific day always comes to mind. I remember waking up that morning in our old, damp tent in the middle of a forest along the banks of my father’s . . .
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Getting a Grip on Angling Art

Tim Johnson's grip designs can make a fly rod unique. Photos by Tim Johnson
The life of Utah artist Tim Johnson is permeated by fly fishing. In addition to being a life-long angler and artist, Tim is a guide, contract fly designer, university fly-fishing instructor/adjunct professor, and . . .
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Angling Art: New Paintings of the Gaspé by Galen Mercer

"Dawn Salmon Fishing, Restigouche," Oil on Canvas, 22″ X 18″, 2018 All paintings by Galen Mercer
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 are three of his most . . .
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Angling Art: Holiday Fly-Fishing Works by Bob White

Written and painted by: Bob White
"Christmas Day," Watercolor.
We have featured the gorgeous art of Bob White many times on this blog (see hereherehere, and here, for example), and he was an Orvis News Trout Bum of the Week. He recently posted a wonderful winter scene on Facebook, so I asked if he'd be . . .
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Josh DeSmit: Capturing Chaos, Detail, and Beauty

"Rise, Cutty, Rise!"—Spray paint, oil-based paint pen, stained wood• 20in x 20in • 2013 All artwork by Josh DeSmit
Josh DeSmit is an artist caught between two worlds. He likes to say that he grew up a cidiot ("city" + "idiot") in the Minneapolis area, but was blessed with the retreat of his family’s. . .
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Angling Art: Gorgeous New Works by Galen Mercer

"Setting A Drop, Gaspé," Oil on Canvas, 18″ X 24″, 2017 All paintings by Galen Mercer
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 are five of his . . .
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