Great art from Fly-fishing studio in Spain – From our friend Toño Puicercús

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Salmon Junkies long time friend Toño Puicercús have done it again – Check out Tono’s awesome map showing Ponoi / Acha camp beat – Tono exposed himself as one of the greatest “Outdoor” painters we have in the industry – the Ponoi map will be available in a limited numbers in Salmon Junkies camp for 2010.

Tono in one of the most generous guys I ever have meat, and now he open him arms for all Salmon Junkies and offer a 10% discount if you want to purchase one of his painting. to commission him a painting you can just send him some photos and than discuss with him what shades to be translated to the canvas. Or why not order a water colour of your favourite pool or River

Toño Puicercús was born in Huesca, Spain, in 1970. He grew between this town and Alquezar, very beautiful small village on the Pyrenees. And it was there when he started his interest on painting.

Alquezar is a pictorial place, every summer visited by painters and artist from Spain and abroad, and Toño started painting having those artist as a point of reference.

He coursed Industrial Engineer Studies in Zaragoza (Spain), getting PhD on Environmental Eng. and MBA. At the same time he took classes on different painting studios, although his self-taught character stands out. He lives actually in Logroño (La Rioja, Spain), where he works and paints since 1996.

Though he uses different painting techniques, he prefers oil and acrylic painting on canvas, and carbon and ink on paper for drawings. He has participated on different collective and individual exhibitions.

His beginnings in painting were done at same time he started on fishing for trout, on the Pyrenees.

So, it was just a question of time, that both likings join. His fond on fishing derived on a madness on fly fishing for salmonids, mainly for Atlantic Salmon, fish that Toño is really addict about.

Atlantic salmon, trouts, flies, fishing scenes …. are the main motives of the paintings.

Defender of a sustainable fishing practice and policies, he donated some of its works to auctions to collect founds in this way.

One of those paintings has been donated to NASF (North Atlantic Salmon Found), worldwide organization which objective is to protect the Atlantic salmon populations. This fill Toño full of pride both as a fisher and as a painter.

When an artist feels what he paints, it is clearly reflected on his works. Toño paintings collect different shades that only a real connoisseur of fishing art is able to capture with brushes.

Check out Tono’s web page for more info –

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