Blue skies and calm waters will find Fred fishing either at beautiful Lake Talquin, or on the flats and coastal waters surrounding Dog Island, Florida. His interest in Gyotaku fish art began with his love of fishing and the desire to create a collection of his catches. In Fred’s style of Gyotaku fish rubbings, the actual fish is his canvas.
He applies colorful acrylic paint to the fish itself. Once completed, cloth or handmade paper is pressed onto the surface of the fish. When the cloth or paper is removed, you are left with a beautiful impression. Fred’s goal is to give the fish beauty by using vivid, life-like color. He gives special attention to the exquisite anatomy of the different fish species and to the details that make each fish unique.
Dried aquatic plants, sand, barnacles and other assorted underwater findings are used in his seascape fish art series to design a natural habitat.
We hope you enjoy these fish rubbings as much as Fred does creating them for you!!