I live in a small town in New Hampshire where the ponds and rivers of New England fill my pallet. I’m a watercolorist who loves fly fishing or perhaps a fisherman who loves to paint watercolors!
Rivers, rocks, and the constant change of the water are exciting stuff to me. Back in my studio I paint and go back to those magic moments. I want people to enjoy those moments too. Not as I enjoyed them, but whatever they bring to the paintings.
Painting and fly fishing have brought me so much more than the catching. I have met wonderful folks on the rivers and lakes over the past 60+ years, and have formed friendships that last to this day. I treasure the memories of great days on the water with paint brush and fly rod in hand, and friends to share them with.
So, if you’re ever out on a river or pond and see a guy with a full beard wearing a grey Greek fisherman’s cap with a streamer stuck in the side of it, say hello and swap some stories. I can lie with the best of ‘em!
May each painting bring you as much pleasure as I had in the joy of painting it.
Delivering a commision to a
camp on Kennebago Lake
I studied Fine Arts & Graphic Design at Vesper George School of Art in Boston during the late 1950’s.
My work is represented in The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Rangeley Region Heritage Trust, Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, and many collections throughout the country.
My shows have included The Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Trout Unlimited National Convention, the Fly Fishing Association, and the Guides Association Day.
My books include Tight Lines, a 128-page book of watercolors, and A Journey on the End of a Fly Rod, a 72 page book of poems and paintings, plus two children's books: What Use Is A Moose? and A Bear With No Hair?
Along the way I designed and crafted wooden toys and puzzles for children which were juried and selected by the Carnegie Institute for a national arts and crafts exhibition tour and represented at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
I founded Tibbetts & Tibbetts design studio. My son now carries on the business.
I welcome commissions from individuals, corporations, and sporting camps to paint watercolors of favorite fishing spots, camps, and all places held dear.