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Steelhead Dreams

The latest fine art piece I put together. After I completed the Rainbow Trout piece for the Stamp Competition I received a lot of hype and interest from people wanting to purchase prints. Unfortunately I had to sign a contract stating that if I won all rights were to be owned by Manitoba Fisheries. So as to not disappoint too many people, I decided to do up a steelhead piece in similar manner.

I tried a few new things with this piece. For one, I wanted to reach out from the confines of a rectangular border. I achieved this by having different aspects coming out of the traditional frame.

Along the way there’s always obstacles and things I would change for next time. It’s always a new learning experience with every piece I do.

Steelhead DreamsOriginal Artwork by Nick Laferriere
Watercolour Pencils

Prints for Sale – How to Purchase

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Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Stamp Competition Entry 2013

Not quite finished but it’s almost there. Have to finish up the water, add some detail to the trees in the background, add reflections to the rocks, and darken up everything to make it more bold.

Here’s a preview of how it’s coming along.

Rainbow Trout Stamp Entry - Nick Laferriere

Finished it. This piece was a great challenge and took forever to finish. I was working on it while I could while up in the Arctic. This piece is based off the rainbows we get in the parkland lakes in Manitoba, particularly the Duck Mountain lakes.

The Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Stamp Competition allows Manitoba resident artists a chance to compete for their artwork to be chosen to be featured on all the 2014 fishing licenses as well as limited edition prints. The Enhancement Fund procedes go towards management, stewardship, enhancement and conservation of Manitoba’s fisheries.

Rainbow Trout Stamp - Nick Laferriere

I was fortunate for my art submission to be chosen by the judging panel for the 2014 Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Stamp. I was also blown away to be awarded the People’s Choice Award, chosen by the public who’s votes were tallied after being on public display for over a month! Very exciting accomplishment! I can remember as a kid looking at the stamp on my dad’s fishing license, and I couldn’t wait to see the new stamp every year! It’s a lifelong accomplishment for me to have my art now represented on fishing licenses!

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