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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Video: Bob White, Master Painter and Outdoorsman

We have featured the gorgeous art of Bob White many time on this blog (see here, here, here, and here, for example), and this short video profile gets to the heart of what makes him able to. . .
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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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Artist Travis Sylvester is a Master of “Net Working”

Sylvester does amazing work with color and texture. This fish really seems wet. Photos by Travis Sylvester
Artist Travis Sylvester--whose work we've profiled before--sent me images of one of his new pencil drawings, which he calls "Net Working," and it's pretty astounding how he can capture the . . .
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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: Capturing the Moment on Canvas

"Hooked Up" 16x20 Acrylic on canvas Painting by Steve Cobb
A couple weeks ago, I used a great image (below) by my friend Sandy Hays to illustrate a post about how to get your nymphs to the bottom fast. Sandy shot the photo several years ago, . . .
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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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