Cover & Article in 'TAIL FLY FISHING MAGAZINE'!!!

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Absolutely honored to be chosen by premiere saltwater fly fishing magazine 'Tail' @tailflyfishingmagazine to create an original piece specifically for their May/June issue and to be showcased in a rather flattering article covering my process and theory.


Limited edition reproduction prints on Japanese washi paper of the full mahimahi spread will also be available via their site.

Patagonia, Salt Lake City!!

Our third gyotaku demonstration with Patagonia, this time at their outlet store in Salt Lake City!!

It’s neat to see how each store differs in personality, but they all share the same gentle passion for the outdoors and a loving enthusiasm for wanting to share it with others.

The event was filled with fly fishing enthusiasts, music, food, fly tying, fly fishing films, and lastly our gyotaku demonstration. Absolutely enjoyed every minute of it!

Thank you again, Patagonia!!

Fred Hall Show 2019

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Never attended the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach before, a huge convention focused on sports fishing and the outdoors, until this year when I got goaded by my friends to set up a booth. Five intense days of crowds, beer and bravado produced new friendships and some amazing opportunities that easily made it all worth it. We’ll be back again next year for sure!

“Simple Fly Fishing” Book Launch Event/Demo @ Patagonia HQ!!

I had the absolute pleasure of sharing my art in a room (and the back room!) filled with guests celebrating the book launch of Patagonias recent fly fishing book entitled, “Simple Fly Fishing”, which showcases my art on its cover.

The feedback was overwhelming, I got to make many new friends and the doors for further collaborations opened up! Not to mention, I got to meet the founder himself, Yvon Chouinard!! What an honor, especially coming from a company that is adheres to its mission statement in protecting and educating, our natural world that we should all be stewards of.

Exhibition in Quiberon, France - May 19-28

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Four select prints will be participating in a multi-artist gyotaku exhibition in the township of Quiberon, France.

Curator and fellow printing friend Marc Porrini has invited a large selection of gyotaku art and artists from around the globe. The event’s special guest is Master Artist Matsunaga who will be teaching a workshop on how print colors directly resulting in prints that are reminiscent of the colorful works done by indirect printers.

Looking forward to meeting him and learning new techniques.

The Classical Ideas Podcast episode 92!!

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I was approached by The Classical Ideas Podcast by Gregory Soden and here is the result!

I absolutely hate hearing my own voice, but the content is great and the introduction by Michael Vanhartingsveldt of LACMA is very informative and flattering.

Check it out on iTunes, episode 92!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-classical-ideas-podcast/id1268915829?mt=2&fbclid=IwAR0DctDkIXAAtK2cAQhX9lY547bFsXYDkV2zQ_N-HAvxvLekpl9oLbBJ49Y

Exclusive Afternoon at The Joint in Sherman Oaks

From 2-5pm, faithful patrons of The Joint Eatery in Sherman Oaks filed in to indulge in their favorite dishes and sipping on their choice refreshments. But this time, the walls turned into an art gallery while we were showcased by demonstrating our most fundamental process of gyotaku printing.

Quite a few sales, but more importantly, a lot of new open doors for the new year!

Thank you everyone who attended and for your support and encouragement!!