Videos: How to Draw a Trout, with Artist Tim Johnson

Last night, we hosted a great Facebook Live session with artist, Orvis-endorsed guide, and former Trout Bum of the Week Tim Johnson. I have been a fan of Tim’s work for years, and his recent collaboration on the Artist Series . . .

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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 Minute Detail of Artist Chase Bartee

Written by: Chase Bartee, Tight Loops

Each painting is an exact rendering of a fish, such as this golden trout, landed during Chase and Aimee’s travels.
All art by Chase Bartee

As soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil, I was drawing things. Both my parents are creative and gifted in their own rights, and strongly encouraged their kids to explore their own creative . . .

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The Visions of an Angling Artist

“Brook Trout in Water.” Acrylic on canvas. 36″ X 18″
Paintings by Sarah Lauridsen

A few years ago, we featured the artwork of Sarah Lauridsen, a Vermonter who is both an avid fly-fisher and artist. Today, out of the blue, she emailed me the brook-trout painting above, which blew me away. This time of year, the brookies are decked out . . .

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Nick Mayer: Science as Art, and Art as Science

Wyoming Rainbow Trout (detail)
Paintings by Nick Mayer

Naturalist and artist Nick Mayer combines the observations of a scientist with the eye of an artist to create gorgeous fish paintings in his Lincoln, Vermont studio. His love of fly fishing, fly tying, fish . . .

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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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