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“Arctic Assault” Lake Trout/Grayling Painting

Currently working on an acrylic piece, bringing a big dinosaur Lake Trout to life! I’ve had this idea for quite some time and I’m enjoying the challenge! Lakers make for a challenging subject due to the amount of detail and number of spots!

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Lake Trout acrylic painting in progress

After a game-time line change, I decided to add a grayling instead of a lure. The results couldn’t have turned out better and I’m happy to announce the completion of this piece.

Laker Grayling Painting

Done with acrylics on birch board, this 18 x 24″ painting took roughly a month to complete from concept to completion.

Giclee prints will be available soon and the original painting is available for purchase as well. Please contact me for pricing.

Sharks of Great Bear Lake

In one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, swims one of the largest trout species on the planet. These fish grow to epic proportions and have been swimming the frigid Arctic waters since World War II. Capable of swallowing anything they can fit in their mouth, these fish reek havoc on anything that swims within their reach.

Unique to Great Bear, these fish sport metallic green and blue along their back, giving them the appearance of a shark when viewed from the boat. That combined with their massive heads and world record size, make these fish the stuff of legend.

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Great Bear Lake Trout

Great Bear Lake Trout are king in the 4th largest lake in North America. The remote arctic lake is home to very few species of fish and one fish in particular have adapted to thrive in a variety of ecological niches, the lake trout. Unique to Great Bear Lake, there are several different morphs of lake trout in the lake that inhabit several different types of environments with varying food habits. The king of the lake, nicknamed “Blues” and “Greens”, grow to the largest sizes known anywhere in the world. These voracious predators will eat anything that can fit in their mouth. And for a 50lb+ fish, that could be other lake trout up to 20lbs! These fish are an impressive sight. Anglers are often left with shakey knees, sore arms, a thorough slime coat, and a picture to remember their short time spent with a giant.

A giant "blue" chasing its favorite snack, a "butterfly" morph lake trout. Mixed media - watercolour pencils and digital editing Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere

A giant “blue” chasing its favorite snack, a “butterfly” morph lake trout.
Mixed media – watercolour pencils and digital editing
Original Artwork by Nick Laferriere