The art of Johnathan Cole Griswold

Owner of Grizzly River Art.
Nashville, NC.

“Ever since I can remember I have been drawing and fly-fishing. If I wasn’t hunched over a drawing pad I was out slinging cheap department store flies at a farm pond down the road from my house. I didn’t know a single soul who fly fished so I taught myself. Any kid can catch a fish with a bright colored bobber and a wiggling worm, but I wanted a challenge. I wanted to be an artist indoors and outdoors.

When I catch a fish the size is the last thing that draws my attention. These colorful creatures are so amazing with perfect lines, thick powerful bodies, and extreme intellect. I want to capture that beauty on paper and share it with the world.

When people see my artwork they say, “how do you draw like that?”When it comes to drawing something it’s actually a pretty simple process. It’s just being able to see every detail large and small of whatever it is you’re drawing and transferring that mental image into your hands then on to paper. And of course patience lots and lots of patience!”

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