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Friday Fish Frame: The paintings of Bob Sullivan

After a formal education in the visual arts and a career as a commercial art director, Bob Sullivan moved out to the East End of Long Island where he began his second career as a fishing guide and USCG licensed sea captain. He fishes for striped bass, false albacore, bluefish and the occasional bonito under the Montauk lighthouse.

Under Montauk Light 10” x 8”  Oil on canvas board

Under Montauk Light
10” x 8” Oil on canvas board

“It is fun taking anglers out in the boat and helping them achieve their fishing goals, but it can be disappointing when events conspire against us.  Painting on the other hand leaves success or failure almost entirely up to my effort and determination.  And when the weather is bad I can still paint indoors!”

Bass in the Surf 14” x 11” Oil on Canvas

Bass in the Surf
14” x 11” Oil on canvas

Naturally, for the underwater scenes, he works from photographs, but the streamside and the seashore subjects are painted on location.  The places that are good for fly fishing are invariably good for painting too.  Bob will be fishing the Farmington and Housatonic in May and Silver Creek and Henry’s Fork in late June.

Brilliant Brown 12” x 9”  Oil on Panel

Brilliant Brown
12” x 9” Oil on panel

Bob accepts commission work. Be sure to check out his website to see more of his artwork.

John Hall 10” x 8” Oil on Canvas board

John Hall (client)
10” x 8” Oil on canvas board

 

Bones under the Mangroves 18” x 14”  Oil on panel

Bones under the Mangroves
18” x 14” Oil on panel

Be sure to check out Bob’s website to see more of his artwork.

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