If you have seen the Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proof Prints made from David’s oil paintings and wondered if any of the original oil paintings were available for sale, the answer is yes. We are offering them for sale to the general public for the first time with the grand opening of our brand new site.

Now you can buy one and have it for your very own

Big Surprise

First up is #425 Titled: Big Surprise: Painted in Oils on Masonite in 2002, the Image Size is 13″ X 17 1/2″ and the price is $3,000.00.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife published a special Edition of David’s painting and there is an Artist Proof Edition only 75 in number being offered for sale of this wonderful original in oils Big Surprise.

Original Oil Painting of a Rainbow trout leaping out of stream with fishing fly in mouth, fly line taught. Fly Fisherman in distant back ground standing in water, fly rod in hand bent with weight of fish and pull against water. Rainbow has beautiful reddish pink hue along its side, blueish coloration all along its back from head to tip of tail. Thousands of black spots and markings lay along the upper 75% of is body some coming as far down as the rose color along side. There is a slivery white color covering the entire belly coming around the side meeting the splash of red-pink, this sliver also starts on the face of the fish and goes the whole length to the tail the only difference is the black spot markings are all over the tail. The sides of the river or steam are covered with boulders, and the river bed is rocky also as seen through the clear water. There is dense forest on both sides of the water and the sky, beyond the mountains in the distance is a soft blue above the white fluffy clouds.

Virgin Androscoggin

Next up is Titled: VIRGIN ANDROSCOGGIN: Painted in Oils on Masonite in 1971, the image size is 4′ X 20″ and the price is $10,000.00.

In April 2007, David published Artist Proof Prints, 100 in number and Limited Edition Prints, 1000 in number of his beloved original in oils of Virgin Androscoggin.

In 1962, during Dave’s first trip into the wilderness of Canada, he was awed by the sight of the great rivers and beautiful sunsets of the Hudson Bay Region. Dave credits the solitude of the area plus its exceptional beauty for producing a wonderful spiritual experience. Over the next forty years, Dave traveled back to that country, on annual pilgrimages, and never ceased to be inspired. It was in those early years that the seeds of inspiration for his painting Virgin Androscoggin were planted. He tried to look back in time and envision what those first men and women explorers saw when traveling this great river.

David captures in oils, the rocky ledges that protrude from the river which are the base of the Great Falls located between present day “Twin Cities” of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. David’s passion for colorful sunsets is laid out in yellows, soft oranges in the atmosphere and on the water’s surface with a deep rose color in the sky over the darken forest of evergreen on the Western shore. Fading whisps of sunlight grace the ancient moss covered rocks and tree lined Northern shore. Unfurling her lovely locks, Virgin Androscoggin’s waters fall in rippling magnificence and hold those who look upon her spellbound.

Catch and Release

This one is Titled: Catch and Release: Painted in oils on Masonite in 2000, the image size is 13 5/8″ X 17 1/2″ and the price is $2,000.00.

In April 2005, David published Artist Proof Prints, 80 in number and Limited Edition Prints, 800 in number of this original in oils of Catch and Release.

The bow of a forest green canoe is seen out on water not far from shore. David used the Eastern view in front of King and Bartlett Camps of Eustis, Maine for his scene. A fisherman’s arm (Dave’s own) rests over the side of the canoe, fingers clasping the Maine Game Warden Streamer Fly. A brook trout is just below the water’s surface. A fisherman has only a few seconds to admire the beauty of each catch while the fish holds nearly still and rests. It is tired from the struggle to get free. In these moments fishermen all over can enjoy the hope that the one or two pound trout they release this year maybe three or four pounds by next year. And in two or three years, it could be a five or six pound brook trout. What David is trying to say with his oils and brush is that we can make a conscious not to kill a fish just because it meets the size and limit requirements. Enjoyment of the sport of fishing doesn’t always have to mean a kill. As time moves on and more fishermen catch and release more fish, one day there will be such a tug on the end of your fishing line that it will send you reeling.

The Story behind David’s painting Catch and Release and The Maine Game Warden Streamer Fly