A short while ago I spent 4 days in my favourite mountain environment, stalking wild trout and indigenous yellowfish, see – https://callofthestream.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/encounters-of-the-close-kind-people-fish-and-snakes/
The trip was a special time with a few good friends and many forgiving fish that excused my somewhat less than perfect presentations and yet came frequently to my fly providing me with the excitement I sought and memories to cherish. And, when it’s all done and I’m back home in the city I relive it as I sort through all the pictures taken on the trip, a reminder of events and moments to be visited and revisited time and time again. I usually post a small selection on my Facebook page to share with others the adventure and my experiences. Sometimes there are responses, sometimes there are a few “likes” and then sometimes there are little unexpected gems that come out of the blue. This trip produced one such gem much to my delight – for the second time I have been honoured to have a gifted Canadian artist and facebook friend respond on one of my pictures along the lines, “Peter, may I ask the question again?” What that meant was could she use the image as a reference for one of her exquisite water colour paintings – naturally I was thrilled and immediately replied, yes!
The Beautiful Artistic Interpretation
I quote from a profile enclosed with a signed print of the previous painting she did using one of my pictures as her reference, see – https://callofthestream.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/a-zen-moment/
Trout Unlimited Canada – Artist of the year 2009
“After graduating from the University of Montreal in 1976, Diane was a student at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since then, she has combined a career in teaching and painting and now lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. A contemporary style, vibrant palette and unique perspective characterize her paintings.
Currently Diane’s work is on display at the Cascapedia River Museum, several galleries, and numerous fly shops and is also available through her online gallery.Original water colours, limited edition prints and commissions have been shipped worldwide to private collectors, sporting magazines and lodges eager to display her work. Recently, her work has been selected to decorate 41 luxury suites at the Aspen Grand Hyatt.
Having wandered many of the rivers on both coastlines, Diane is passionate in her representation of the essence of fly fishing beyond the traditional perfect loops and posed shots. Diane relates to rusty pickup trucks, snazzy tackle, fishin’ dogs and naps on the bank as significant moments that bring us back to the river.
Fly Fishing Fine Art – www. dianemichelin. com”
Thank you Diane
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