We have an ongoing project, aimed to reveal the art within the art. An exposé of artists with a collective theme that revolves around fly fishing. In this post we introduce to you, the exceptional sculptures by Mark Chuck.
Yes, I fly fish and spin fish, I find excitement and enjoyment in both. My passion and favorite species are trout/ salmon. Would rather stand in a stream than to be in a boat.
Which came first, the fishing or the art?
Fishing inspired me to create my art. Nature and fishing are my inspiration.
What is your favourite subject to paint / draw / sculpt / create?
Fish/Trout/ Aquatic Life. The imagery and colors of my work is more about the surface of the fish then the shape of the fish capturing the essence of what a fish actually is.
Tell us about your greatest your inspiration?
Each trip I bring something back with me. Anytime I get out to trout fish is special.
Your ideal fly-fishing destination?
Salmon River, Pulaski NY 5 species of native trout and 3 species of salmon. Perfect combination , never know what you may have on.
Where would you locate your dream studio and whom would you invite around for a drink?
Would love to have my dream studio on the bank of the Salmon River and would invite all my fishing friends over for a drink. What would even be nicer if the stream ran through my studio, observing and feeding the fish as they pass by on their journey.
Would you get a tattoo of your own work?
Fish scales would be nice to have!
Where can we purchase your work?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mark!