Alex Poland February 26, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects – Tags: art, fly fishing, hand painted, Maine Artist, project healing waters, Reel Service IV, vedavoo
My name is Alex Poland. I am an avid fly fisherman and artist. A jack of all trades in most respects, but my true passion lies within fishing and the inspiration I find to paint from it. I grew up in a family filled with artistic talent.
My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were all artists. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch all of them paint as a child. During this time I enjoyed sketching, but never tried my hand at painting. I gave up art for the most part and focused my creative drive on other things through my college years.
It was not until I took up the past time of fly fishing, that my need to create truly inspired art came about. Luckily for me I found my passion and my subject. The never ending variation of patterns and colors are astounding. No two fish will ever be the same.
Being able to draw out the most interesting attributes of each fish and to let that fish tell a story through my work is extremely rewarding. I feel blessed to have found something so enjoyable.
For more on the artist and his work go to www.alpolandart.com.