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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Angling Art: New Works by Galen Mercer


“On a Flood Tide, Restigouche,” Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 36″, 2016
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. (He’s also . . .

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