Announcement Welcome fish friends! :) I update easy time to time, but most of my work is custom. Please contact me if you have something in mind! Also, framed originals are on display/for sale at the Key Largo Art Gallery in the Florida Keys. Thanks for visiting my shop!
Welcome fish friends! :) I update easy time to time, but most of my work is custom. Please contact me if you have something in mind! Also, framed originals are on display/for sale at the Key Largo Art Gallery in the Florida Keys. Thanks for visiting my shop!
The Art of Fish Printing
Fish prints are a direct transfer of the mystery and beauty of life in the sea to the permanence of art. They showcase a recognizable, full scale-by-scale transfer of the fish. Each has its own story that represents a find from the deep, carefully crafted and preserved. Vibrant acrylics enhance the natural colors of the fins, gills and scales. The eye of the fish is carefully hand-painted onto the print after the transfer is complete.
Gyotaku ["Gyo" meaning fish, and "Taku" meaning rubbing or impression] is a traditional form of fish printing. The ancient Japanese art stems from the early 1800’s when fisherman would cover a fish with ink, traditionally black sumi ink, and press delicate rice paper onto it. They would then rub the fish through the paper, making sure every inch was absorbed. When the rice paper was removed, the exact mirror image of the fish would remain. This was done to record the size and the type of fish that they caught. It also brought credibility to the “fish tales” they told. Today, Gyotaku is considered a fine art itself.
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I'm an avid scuba diver and aquatics junkie. If I could spend my days doing anything I wanted, you would find me in the Florida Keys soaking up some rays, painting fish and drinking key lime martinis.
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I am often set up at art events in the area.
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