As angler’s we spend as much time as we can immersed in something far larger, far greater than just ourselves. My prints and watercolours are inspired by the endless hours casting upstream, slowing down and observing local botany, landscapes and wildlife.
Prints and paintings are developed through a range of mixed media techniques such as sunprinting (cyanotype), watercolour and acrylic painting. I enjoy collaborating with fly-makers to capture the various crafts we engage with. Please reach out if you have an idea you think I might be able get involved with!
All works are made my myself, Zoe, an avid fly-angler of Dartmoor, Devon.
The flies featured in my prints are tied by Nigel Nunn.
Fly-fishing cyanotype prints and paintings
Devon, United Kingdom
”I’ll never forget my first trout – a beautiful rainbow caught on a Isonychia Parachute dry fly.ZoeDraft SCAPE
I started fly-fishing accidentally when I lived in New York by going along to someone else’s afternoon lesson in New Jersey. On the way back from the lesson I bought my own rod. The obsession was instant. To escape the city at weekends I would venture to the Catskills via our local Orvis shop and lose all my precious flies in the trees around the Beaver Kill and Delaware Rivers. It took me a year to teach myself how to catch a trout in some of the toughest terrain, wading conditions and weather I’ve fished in to date, but I’ll never forget my first trout – a beautiful rainbow caught on a Isonychia Parachute dry fly.
Now I have returned to my childhood home of Devon, and spend any free time roaming Dartmoor with rod in hand and my dog, Hudson (of course like the river).