Artist Pavel Francev
Pavel, along with his wife Natalie and their dog Cooper, reside in Victoria, BC and spend most of their free time outdoors. Cooper is their trusted companion both outdoors and in their studio. No hunting, fishing or camping trip is taking place without him. Even when both Pavel and Natalie lose their trust in the success of their current venture, Cooper is the one who believes that there’s light in the end of the tunnel.
There are moments too precious to keep them to yourself—moments when a fish rises for your fly, a pheasant flushes right in front of you, or your dog freezes on point. There’s that magic in fly fishing and upland hunting—a kind of experience worth preserving and putting on canvas. Wherever Pavel is trying to trick that stubborn trout, chase grouse in the woods or paddle that remote lake, art just happens to be that thing uniting it all and giving him an opportunity to promote sporting life.