This looks like a great event down in Bozeman in a couple of weeks. Absolutely some of our favorite Fishy Artists from Montana.
“Trout: DeYoung, Matsuda and FishEyeGuy Art” – Débuts in Bozeman, Montana
A gala opening of fish art is slated for Wednesday, July 8, from 5-8 PM at the 406 Brewing Company in Bozeman, MT.
This exhibit is a collaborative art show of three of Montana’s well known fish artists, Derek DeYoung, Mimi Matsuda and Patrick Clayton “FishEyeGuy”.
The three artists will display original paintings and fine art prints highlighting the fish and waters of our western region. These contemporary artists call Bozeman and Livingston home and find the fish and waters of Montana as fuel for their art.
15% of all art and beer sales will go to the Madison-Gallatin Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
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DeYoung’s work has veered off from the traditional fish illustration style. “I place more importance on using a unique style and palette rather than painting a fish to look photo realistic. The reason I’ve chosen fish as the subject of my life’s work is I find fish to be intriguing, not just as a fisherman, but as an artist. When painting fish, I try to capture all the intricacies they possess; their scales, patterns, dimension and texture.”
Matsuda’s art is directly influenced by her decade working in Yellowstone as a park ranger naturalist. “I paint to inspire people to preserve and protect wildlands and animals.” Ever since childhood, she has wanted to teach about animals and paint to tell their stories. Her art highlights the fantastic wild citizens that make our region so distinct. Matsuda will show her trout on pine and whimsical soft pastels of fly fishing.
Patrick Clayton, aka Fisheyeguy, is the third artist in this fish art extravaganza. For a decade, Clayton has been traveling to the farthest flung river corridors with his underwater camera in tow, searching for the most beautiful salmonids on earth. He has documented the most iconic species swimming free in their natural habitats. Clayton will display all his best images as fine art prints hanging on the walls of the 406 Brewery.