Welcome to Aquatic Impressions, by Fred Fisher, your source for quality Gyotaku fish art. Our gallery contains our ever growing list of original Gyotaku fish rubbings , as well as our saltwater and freshwater limited edition fish prints. Fred’s inshore fish prints collection includes: Redfish, Seatrout, Mackerel, Tarpon and Snook . Some of the off-shore fish prints favorites would be: Red Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Barracuda . Under the freshwater fish print gallery you will see: Largemouth Bass, assorted panfish and Rainbow Trout , which appeals to our fly fishing enthusiasts.
Gyotaku ["Gyo" meaning fish, and "Taku" meaning rubbing or impression] is a traditional form of fish printing. In the 1800′s, fisherman in Japan would cover a fish with ink and press rice paper onto it. When removed, the exact mirror image of the fish would remain. Fred takes his Gyotaku fish art a step further by using acrylic paint and cloth, or different types of handmade paper, to capture as much vivid color and detail as possible in each fish rubbing.