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“Passing the Torch” Award Winning

I got the news right after the judging that my piece was chosen to represent the Pacific Salmon Foundation and will be featured on the 2017 BC Saltwater Fishing licenses! It’s hard to comprehend that I won on my first time entering, but I guess I brought a fresh new style to the competition.

A visual tale of the fragile circle of life of Pacific Sockeye Salmon. Their entire lives are destined for this moment in time, to pass on their genes to the next generation.┬áThe astonishing journey they take is nothing short of epic. They easily could cop out and spawn closer to the sea, but they seemingly take an impossible route to get back to their spawning grounds. Truly one of nature’s spectacles.

Salmon are one of the most important fish in the west. They feed many different species and bring nutrients to rivers that wouldn’t otherwise be capable of sustaining life. Bears, wolves, and eagles, also carry salmon carcasses away from the rivers which provide nutrients for trees and plant life surrounding the rivers. They truly are incredible animals, and that’s why organization like the Pacific Salmon Foundation are so important to help bring awareness of the status of our salmon species and to take action to help restore their spawning areas.

This 19.5 x 27″ piece took over 100 hours to complete. I chose to use acrylics on native BC douglas fir board to render this idea into a reality.

I got the news right after the judging that my piece was chosen to represent the Pacific Salmon Foundation and will be featured on the 2017 BC Saltwater Fishing licenses! It’s hard to comprehend that I won on my first time entering, but I guess I brought a fresh new style to the competition.

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2017-2018 Salmon Conservation Stamps!

Walleye Skeleton

Walleye are one of the number one gamefish in the northern parts of North America. Wherever they are found they have a large following of anglers who are obsessed with fishing for them. These schooling predators can be taken on a variety of fishing methods. With a mouthful of rear-facing, hooked teeth, they are a menace to any baitfish in the lake. Known for having highly sensitive vision, they have the upper hand on their prey in low-light situations, especially dawn and dusk. While other fish’s eyes take time to adjust, walleye capitalize on this and become most active.

Walleye have a unique and telltale body shape. With a spiny dorsal, protective gill plate, a mouthful of teeth, and armoured scales, walleye are built for not only deterring predators but they also are built for detecting prey, especially in low light situations. This skeleton is only available with FISHBUM Outfitters. Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere

Walleye have a unique and telltale body shape. With a spiny dorsal, protective gill plate, a mouthful of teeth, and armoured scales, walleye are built for not only deterring predators but they also are built for detecting prey, especially in low light situations. This skeleton is only available with FISHBUM Outfitters.
Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere