Andrew Thompson: Capturing the Essence of Wilderness

Written by: Andrew Thompson

“Salmon Fishing with Sanford Gifford”—Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches
All Paintings by Andrew Thompson 

Editor’s note: Wildife artist Andrew Thompson believes that painting at its very best can express the very essence of the wilderness and provide a unique insight into the character and. . .

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Classic Opinion: Is Fly Fishing an Art?

Izaak Walton

You often hear folks talking about the art of fly fishing, but do you really think that the sport rises to that level of importance? An English angler once argued the negative position, saying to. . .

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Artist Gavin Erwin Puts His Passion to Work

Erwin works in multiple media, from acrylics and pastels to metal.
All artwork by Gavin Erwin

Gavin Ross Erwin says that he was “born with a fishing rod in one hand and a pencil in the other.” A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Erwin was exposed to the outdoors from an early. . .

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The Gorgeous Fly-Fishing Art of Bob White

“One Last Look – Rainbow Trout”
Oil on board by Bob White

Editor’s note: I’ve been friends with Minnesota-based artist Bob White since we first met at a benefit fly-fishing event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2007, but I’ve been a fan of his artwork for. . .

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Mark Verna: Creating “Liquifish” in Wood and Paint

“Black Walnut Brown Trout”
Artwork and photos by Mark Verna

Western New York artist Mark Verna is inspired by his love for the landscapes of the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions of the Empire State. He is a wildlife and scenery artist who paints. . .

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Angling Art: New Works by Galen Mercer

“Rib Rock,” Oil on Canvas 2015
All works 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. (He’s also. . .

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