Monday, June 21, 2010

Diane Michelin Watercolors

Dianes watercolors truly illustrate the lifestyle and passion for fly fishing and just being on the water. I love her work.

A professional watercolour artist for over 19 years, and the Trout Unlimited Canada 2009 Artist of the Year, Diane was born in Montreal and currently resides in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Diane has exhibited her work in numerous shows in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Diane’s work is on display at the Cascapedia River Museum (Gaspe) and selected galleries in B.C. Alberta and U.S.A. Her watercolour was selected by Soho-Myriad (Atlanta) for the Grand Hyatt, Aspen Colorado and is also regularly featured in the Salmon and Steelhead Journal and Fly Fusion magazine. Commissions include work for Selene Dumaine (Maine guide and writer for Fly Tyer magazine) and Watermaster Boats (Montana).

“My watercolours describe the essence of fly fishing as told by exotic paraphernalia, rusty pick up trucks, fishin’ dogs and snazzy tackle. The story is about optimism, bits of fur and feathers, solitude and companionship. Each day on the river is notable in the mist off the water or the misadventure of the moment. Consequently, I am inclined to depict the everyday aspect of our passion amid the complexity of the water, light and colour. For it is this that fuels us in our inordinate conservation commitments and the nonstop chatter in the fly shop”.

photos courteously of Diane