Fish Artist Jay Falstad

April 16, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Maryland artist Jay Falstad just paints fish. But he’s good enough at it that his paintings, which often depict someone’s trophy catch, are being sold at the rate of 75 or more per year. “Orders come from around the world. Fly-fishing great Lefty Kreh owns one. Wives buy his paintings as gifts for their husbands, often preemptively: They don’t want a fish carcass hanging on the living-room wall.” You can see examples of Falstad’s work at his Web site: www.fishpaintings.com. Art Carey in the Philadelphia Inquirer.