More than 35 years ago when I first got started as a Sporting Artist I decided to
do something different to help people take notice of my work.
The answer for me was producing a series of hand colored Lithographs, by doing this,
my clients would be purchasing a high quality, very low edition example of my work
and getting the best value for their money. These lithographs were a huge success
and allowed me to gain National recognition in but a few years.
I have once again decided to go in that direction; I never completed the series
to my satisfaction so almost 36 years later I will complete the set with these final
2 images. A great many things have changed over those years and with that so has
my approach to the Artwork, the last two images are both still life’s. To go along
with the Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout I am adding the Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead
Trout the difference is that these two will be living still life’s capturing that
moment just before the trophy is released back to the river.
Like the three images that came before, these new compositions will include classic
fly tackle to help tell the story of our quest to capture these beautiful creatures.
The edition is just 55 lithographs all hand colored by myself and first printed on
90 pound Arches hot press drawing paper, each of these take me between 12 to 14 hours
to hand color, the first 25 are shadowboxed framed with a set of 5 beautifully tied
Atlantic Salmon flies created for me by John Bonasera ( known to many as Catskill
John ). Also included is a color Remarque and finished off in a medium toned oak
frame, the total amount of time to complete just one of these is 40 hours. Check
out my new Atlantic Salmon work in Lithographs.