I had the great pleasure of working with the artist behind Butcher Press Studio, Katy Yeaw, on a piece celebrating my favorite fish.
I love how this turned out - I was, not surprisingly, a HUGE pain in the ass about how Fundulus are depicted, so they had to be in the right habitat, not in imminent danger (ha! not today, snowy egret), and the color - well, I was a real plague as far as the color. You probably can’t tell from this low-resolution photo, but she went back over the fish with an extra coat of paint, and in person they have just the right shimmer and depth.
Katy’s screen-printing technique is an absolute marvel to me, and I even convinced her to show me some of the screens and explain the process. Her work does such a nice job of capturing the feel of the organisms and places she paints, and yet the look is SO iconic and representational at the same time, I just love it.
So, while I own #1 of 25 signed and limited edition prints, and nobody could pry that away from me, you could get your own - just contact Butcher Press. Or you could settle for an amazing painting of some lesser animal or subject, if you are so inclined.