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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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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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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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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The “Biological Realism” of Artist/Guide Alberto Rey


Biological Realism: Arctic Char, Hrutafjardara River, Iceland
All paintings by Alberto Rey

Artist and fly-fishing guide Alberto Rey was born near the Gulf Stream that flows by Havana, Cuba, and he has lived near moving water ever since. After seeking political asylum, his family moved. . .

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