” THE ESCAPE”
Stylized works are among my favorites, I’ve always been intrigued with driftwood. Sometimes I see a fish trying to get out, other times the wood just tells me what it wants to be.This stylized Brown has been one of my most talked about creations, frankly, I don’t even know who owns it now as It was sold out of one the Galleries that feature my works. – Jim Wiley
Over my creative career I’ve done only a few of these presentations, they have , however, been quite popular . This one is probably the last one I’ll do so It’s now part of my PERSONAL COLLECTION.The Brown is about sixteen inches long persueing a little five inch Rainbow.
Actually it’s not a Trout at all, GOD has the patent on Trout. He has blessed me with the talent to create the illusion of a Trout. It begins with a thought in my mind and is expressed trough wood. I began my Artistic endeavor in the Spring of 2000 at the age of 65 and have created over 700 works that decorate homes, dens, cabins, and offices all across America and beyond. As I approach the end of my ability to do this, I want to sincerely express my gratitude to all that have acquired my works and the many, many kind comments .
I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU for joy you’ve given to my life, JIM WILEY.
I learned this technic on the banks of thr Ausable river in Grayling Michigan attending a fish carving clinic sponsored by Ed Waliki ( deceased now). It was in early May and I being the only southerner almost froze to death while the other 6 attendees wore short sleeve shirts! My shivering provided the ” entertainment ” for five days. This technic as well as others prove to be a turning point in my Artistic endeavors.
This little Wild Brown is amount my favorites. Jim Wiley.
Georgeous pair of Brook Trout checking out a snagged streamer fly tied by Selene Dumaine. These Brookies are created from Tupelo wood and presented on a beautiful Manzanita branch selected for me by Pat Reicher owner of Oregon National Manzanita Designs. Both Brookies are eight inches long and look very much like the Southern Appachlian Brook Trout found in our Smokey Mountain streams. I believe this is my favorite creation this year ( 2017).
This beautiful twelve inch Brook Trout is checking out a snagged ” GRAY GHOST” streamer fly tied by Selene Dumaine , This work is created from Tupelo and presented on a Manzanita branch selected for me by Pat Reicher of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. This work is part of my PERSONAL COLLECTION.
I’m sitting here in my easy chair admiring my latest creation hanging on the wall next to my “PIE SAFE GALLERY ” and thinking , ” I wonder if it feels at home there as much I like seeing it there” . My production has markedly slowed down and could come to a screeching halt any time now as old age has gone from creeping to plumb here, thus I’ve getting where I want to keep them all ! This work is for sale, however, it might take some persuading. Jim.