Artist Mike Butler Tames the Four Winds

This 48-inch steelhead weathervane was commissioned for an Orvis store.
All photos courtesy Mike Butler

Woodcarver Mike Butler, who splits his time between Maine and North Carolina, began by making decoys, but his passion for fly fishing (he’s a former guide) made for a natural transition to trout. He creates fish models and. . .

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Carroll Swayze: Creating Art for the Gulf

Three Tarpon, Acrylic Painting
by Carroll Swayze

Although originally from the snowy north, artist Carroll Swayze has lived on the west coast of Florida for more than 30 years, and her art reflects that proximity to the sea. While attending Ringling School of Art & Design in. . .

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Artist Travis Sylvester Is Not Your Average Pencil-Pusher

“Ghost,” Colored pencil, 2014
by Travis Sylvester

Look closely at the image of the trout in a net above. Can you guess the artist’s medium? It’s hard to believe that Travis Sylvester can create such a realistic portrait using just colored pencils, but that’s been his artistic weapon of choice since. . .

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Artist Daniel Lopez Captures Color and Motion

Profile Series: “Brown Trout I”
By Daniel Lopez

Landscape architect Daniel Lopez spends his on design projects around the globe, but when he needs a break, he turns to two passions: fly fishing and art. Growing up in Southern California, where he. . .

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Artist Eileen Klatt is a “Salmon Pilgrim”

Artist Eileen Klatt paints salmonids that are gone or disappearing.

After growing up fishing for perch, sunfish, bass, and crappies, Idaho-based Eileen Klatt turned her artistic eye on the trout, salmon, and steelhead of the Columbia River Basin, especially those strains that are. . .

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Angling Art: “June Morning, Restigouche,” by Galen Mercer

“June Morning, Restigouche,” Oil on Canvas 2013
by Galen Mercer

Editor’s note: Here’s the latest installment of a new series on angling art. We’ll try to post a new painting, drawing, or sculpture every Wednesday. If you have any suggestions for. . .

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Angling Art: “An Outside Chance” by Bob White

“An Outside Chance,” oil on stretched canvas
by Bob White

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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