'King Of The Woods'
Jim Roszel is an artist who lives, paints and fishes in Massachusetts.
Originally from Michigan, Jim has always loved painting and fishing. With
his mastery of oils and time spent fishing, Jim is able to depict with
intimate knowledge the bold colors, strong forms, and subtle nuances of
character of these noble and exciting game fish.
“portraits” are much more for the viewer in that he incorporates aspects
and elements to tell the whole story of “The Catch.” Specifically, Jim
includes the place at which the fish was caught, the angler who landed it
and the tackle used in the process – all incorporated into the portrait
and in order to fully reveal the story and process behind the catch. We’ve
seen fish portraits before, but never with these elements incorporated
into each work.
Jim remarks: “ I think why I am so drawn to
painting fish is my fascination with the subconscious mind. This is
something I felt very early in life and is why fishing is so exciting to
me. When I look into the murky depths of a body of water and can lure one
of the strange creatures that lurk there onto my line it feels like
bringing up some clue or truth to my own mysterious existence. I feel that
ultimately this is the function of the artist, to bring back images from
those unlit corners of the mind that hopefully speak some universal
language that other people can relate to.”
When Jim is not
painting, you are likely to find him chasing virtually every species of
game fish found in his home state of MA, from Stripers on the Cape to
Brook Trout in the mountain streams of the Berkshires, and everything in
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