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Flick Ford - Alpha Shortfin Mako -  MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Alpha Shortfin Mako
by Flick Ford

$595.00

MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 25
Image Size: 39"w x 26"h.
Published: October 2012



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Image of Alpha Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) up to 13 feets, up to 1000 lbs

Hooking up with a Mako shark is one of the finest big game fishing experiences imaginable. Reaching up to 12 feet in length and surpassing 1000 lbs, they are known to jump, flip and dance at a height and pace that will put all but the fiercest of marlin to shame. 

Flick Ford’s Alpha Shortfin Mako MasterWork™ Giclée Canvas at 39" x 26" captures, in brilliant detail, the shark in attack mode, embracing both the savage and exquisite nature of this apex predator.


Flick Ford
Flick Ford fell in love with fishing at age five. His father, an accomplished fly-fisherman and talented commercial artist/copywriter, instilled in him a deep respect for nature and nurtured his early creativity. Born in 1954 in Atlanta, Flick was raised in Westchester County, New York. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Flick fished the Adirondacks, New England, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia and the woodland lakes of Quebec, while pursuing two other loves: music (as lead singer in a garage rock band) and art. He took formal watercolor classes in the 1960s; figure drawing and graphic design classes from 1973 to 1976 and then studied art at Evergreen State College in Washington State. Flick moved to New York City in 1978 and dove into the audio/visual scene including indie film, video, underground publishing, cartooning, illustration as well as reconnecting with music. He performed in the East Village with several bands, and wrote and sang lead in The Crazy Pages for almost twenty years. Ford left New York in 1993, heading for the Hudson Highlands where he quickly became obsessed with fishing the NYC watershed. As he branched out to many of the brook trout places where he had previously fished in parts of the Adirondacks and Vermont, the effects of over twenty years of pollution, over- development and acid rain became painfully apparent. “I felt I should start to keep a record of the fish I caught and decided to do it in watercolor paintings. I just want to catch and paint these fish, and show how they appear to me in all their iridescent beauty.” Today Ford makes his home in Putnam County, New York. He fishes more than 100 days a year and ties his own flies. He selects early every fish he paints for its relative size and beauty. After landing a fish, he quickly gets a digital photo before the colors fade, carefully measures it in all dimensions, sketches details, counts scales, fin rays and finally traces it to get its actual outline. He has developed a technique of successive washes utilizing masking friskets and painstakingly detailed dry brush that make these fish truly come to life on paper.

 

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