. GLIMPSING BEAUTY
This twelve inch Rainbow Trout is my latest creation. It is sculpted from Tupelo swamp wood, presented on a beautiful Manzanita branch selected for me by Artist Pat Reicher of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. The fly was created by master tyer Selene Dumaine and is named ” The Wicked Wiley “. Photo doesn’t do it justice, it’s one of my best so far in 2018. Jim Wiley.
. ” THE JOURNEY ”
This creation begins on a high desert in the eastern Cascades in Oregon.
The beautiful Manzanita branch survived a Forrest fire that burned 90 thousand acres about 20 years ago, it was gathered by Artist Pat Reicher of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs and sent to me to enhance one of my creations. The Brown is sculpted from Louisiana Tupelo swamp wood. The beautiful fly is tied by Aileen Lane, owner of Kype Magazine and MKFLIES. It’s been quite a trip even before originating in my mind and expressed in wood. Jim Wiley
” CAPTURED ON CANVAS”
After creating an original work, I’m able to see it a while in my Gallery, then someone buys it and it’s GONE. It seems as though a piece of my life goes with it and, I MISS IT! For this reason I’ve begun to save a few of my favorite creations by having them printed on canvas. I’m now offering LIMIT EDITION prints of these to the public, only 50 of each image will be available. They are beautiful and will make a nice addition to anyone’s collection of my works.
To reserve one, message me, thanks, Jim Wiley
This 12 inch Brown is the last completed Wiley creation of 2017. I created 55 signed and numbered works and 10 or 12 signed pieces that I gave away to friends and family. This Brown is carved from Tupelo wood and presented on a beautiful Manzanita branch selected for me by Pat Reicher,artist and owner of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. I’m looking forward to the new possibilities for 2018 . LET THE SAWDUST KEEP FLYING! Jim.
Creating stylized works are my favorites. I’m always intrigued by the end result because the wood and I have had to learn how to ” get along”, this one and I had a little fuss at first! Quite a few times I just felt like it’s not going to work out.( I have had a couple that wound up in the burn pile). I just keep puttering around and bye and bye it began to look promising.
I’m right pleased how this emerging Rainbow managed to escape the bonds of a Cedar stomp.
This work can be purchased from my SALE GALLERY at Facebook Wiley Trout.
” 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.