From The River: Opening Reception

Blue Rock Opening Reception Poster

Are you in Western Massachusetts? Come out and see my new work at the Blue Rock restaurant in Shelburne Falls! I’ve taken objects from the Deerfield River such as driftwood, feathers, leaves, fly fishing line, nets and hand tied flies and used them to create one of a kind images inspired by my experiences. Delicious libations from the infamous Blue Rock a must-have to compliment the evening…Its gonna be a hoot!

If you want to stay for dinner, reservations are strongly encouraged…www.thebluerockrestaurant.com

PS: I will be there to talk about all things fly fishing, my guided trips this spring and anything els with beer in hand. Hope to see you there!

River Update

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The leaves are down, its dark at 4:30, the end of the season is near. Don’t give up yet! There are still opportunities to catch some big fish before the snow rolls in and takes our joy away. All of the rivers are perfect right now for streamer fishing!

The Deerfield:

The water levels are perfect and most of the leaves have cleared out of the way. This is a perfect opportunity to throw big flies for big fish. Big Buggers, Muddler Minnows, White Streamers, and anything with a gold beaded head works right now. The large rainbows are fattening up for the winter and want something substantial! No size 22 nymphs on this river. Gear up and be warm. Don’t skimp or be under-prepared when fishing in November or December. It can make or break your day when you are cold and miserable.

The EB of The Westfield River: 

Perfect water level right now. Cover as much water as you can. There are fish there you just have to hike around and find them. Trust me the hold over fish in the Chesterfield Gorge are well worth the hike! Use small olive buggers and large fluffy dries if it gets warm in the middle of the day. Royal Wulffs, Orange Stimulators and even Caddis flies are still working.

The Swift: 

Good God Ya’ll. This river is still on fire. So many fish so little daylight. The brook trout population has skyrocketed this fall and is standing strong. Use large black stoneflies and fat nymphs to catch the attention of the larger brookies. Below the Rt 9 bridge is where its at. Lots of browns and rainbows pushing the 18” mark and like the Deerfield trout, they want something worth expelling energy for. Use Buggers! Throw them in the fast water and see what happens… Above is a 19″ rainbow caught on the Swift a week ago. Just sayin’

Hit me up in the Spring for a personal Guided Trip!

Fish long and prosper!

– Grant

Deer Isle • Haystack

Deer Isle Maine what an amazing place. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on Deer Isle. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. My wife was busy helping a friend of ours TA a weekend long ceramic workshop there so I took the opportunity to have my own weekend long residency in an old cabin. I made some new prints for our open studio sale in a week at the Arts and Industries Building in Florence MA. What a place to recharge and get some work done!

See you at open studios: Nov. 14 – 15  •  10am – 5pm  •  Arts & Industries Building   •  221 Pine St. Florence, MA  •  Studio #336

From The River • Fly Fishing & Fishing Net

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Top: “Fly Fishing” – monoprinted hand tied fly with fly fishing line printed on driftwood relief print mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$400

Bottom: “Fishing Net” – monoprinted fishing net printed on driftwood, mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$400

From the River, is a new body of work consisting of found objects taken from the Deerfield River such as driftwood, feathers, leaves, fly fishing line, nets and hand tied flies mono printed on paper. These images are one of a kind prints, reflecting the landscape and inhabitants of the New England landscape.

Commissions and other work can be found at http://www.grantfigura.com

From The River • Waking Up Water & River Leaves

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Top: “Waking Up Water” – Gyotaku printed rainbow trout caught from the deerfield river, monoprinted fishing net and fly fishing line printed on driftwood relief mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$450

Bottom: “River Leaves” – monoprinted feathers printed on driftwood, mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$400

From the River, is a new body of work consisting of found objects taken from the Deerfield River such as driftwood, feathers, leaves, fly fishing line, nets and hand tied flies mono printed on paper. These images are one of a kind prints, reflecting the landscape and inhabitants of the New England landscape.

Commissions and other work can be found at http://www.grantfigura.com

From The River • Autumn Leaves & River Birds

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Top: “Autumn Leaves” – monoprinted leaves mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$400

Bottom: “River Birds” – monoprinted feathers mounted on reclaimed wooden panel and sealed with beeswax, 2014.

$400

Here are two out of six pieces I made last fall in the From the River series. This new body of work consists of found objects taken from the Deerfield River such as driftwood, feathers, leaves, fly fishing line, nets and hand tied flies mono printed on paper. These images are one of a kind prints, reflecting the landscape and inhabitants of the New England landscape.

Commissions and other work can be found at http://www.grantfigura.com