Saturday, January 22, 2011

Au Sable Morning

This watercolor was given as a gift to my good friend and parting NIFT President Ed. It was presented to him at our club's Winter Dinner. One of Ed's favorite places to fish is the Au Sable River in Michigan ( I am quite fond of it myself).

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Maps Painting

"Planning" - Watercolor and sepia ink on140 lbs. watercolor paper.

This painting was used in concert with an article titled "Maps" by Jim McLennan featured in the latest edition of FlyFusion magazine. This is a great article about using multiple special use maps ( good old paper maps not GPS) as a means of locating that great fishing spot.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Book Is Out!

I have just released my new book, Drawing Flies 365. What started out as a quiet personal project quickly gained a world-wide following. This book chronicles the artist’s journey as he challenges his creativity to draw or paint a fishing fly every day for an entire year. The book contains full color images of every fly created for his 2008 daily blog Along with the beautiful images, you will also venture into my head as I describes what was on my mind as I created some of my paintings. The book is available as a soft cover or as a hard cover with a dust jacket. You do not need to be a fly fisherman to appreciate the artwork contained in this book. Drawing Flies 365 the book, makes a great addition to any angler’s or artists library.

Click here to preview and purchase your copy. If you purchase before December 31st of this year, enter the promo code GREATGIFT and receive $10 off!

Thursday, December 03, 2009


"Vern's" - Watercolor.

Vern's has been accepted in this years Algonquin Public Arts Program. This will be my third piece accepted over the past 4 years. Vern's is a taxidermy shop tucked in the corner of downtown Main Street. This is the first in a series of Algonquin landmark paintings I have in progress.

New Posts

I realize it has been some time since my last post. A lot has transpired. Shoulder surgery which is now healed and back to 99%, and a new full time job. I have a number of new paintings in the works and will be posting them shortly. There will be more posts in 2010!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mill Pond Sketch

"Mill Pond" Sharpie and Watercolor. Another sketch vignette to try to keep things moving along as I recover from shoulder surgery.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Old Barn Sketch

"Working Barn" Sharpie and Watercolor. I know it has been a while since I have made any posts. I finished my Daily fly drawing project and I am now onto new things. I will have more more posts in this blog this year.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

My wife recently returned from a trip to Nova Scotia. Among the many pictures she took, this lighthouse and rock formation caught my eye. This was a perfect opportunity to practice some ink and watercolor wash.