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Jeffrey Canha

Island Fish Prints

Martha's Vineyard, MA

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ISLAND FISH PRINTS

"Making impressions, one fish at a time."

Jeffrey is a 50 year old, 5th generation native of Martha's Vineyard Island. Catching, eating, selling, and printing fish has been a part of his entire life. He loves the outdoors and has found a way to bring it inside. His art style allows that which swims in the water to be forever cherished through art, history, conversation and beauty. He is a member of the Nature Printing Society.

Gyotaku (pronounced GHEE-OH-TAH-KOO) is the art and technique of Japanese Fish Printing. Gyo means ‘Fish’ and Taku means 'Rubbing' or 'Impression'. The earliest known Gyotaku were made in the 1860’s to preserve a true record of the size and species of fish caught by Japanese anglers. It later evolved into an art form. The technique combines the accuracy of scientific illustration with expressive composition of oriental art.

In his style of Gyotaku fish rubbings, the actual fish is his canvas. He applies colorful acrylic paint to the fish itself. Once completed, cloth or handmade paper is pressed onto the surface of the fish. When the cloth or paper is removed, he is left with a beautiful impression. This process allows him to bring a passion for fishing, art, history, and conversation to your walls whether it be in your home, office, or business.

Note: Jeffrey's prints are best ordered on Premium Archival Grade Matte Canvas.
When selecting paper - Cold Press Watercolor, Velvet Digital Art, or Photo Rag 308 in that order best represent the original print.

All work in this gallery is the original work of Jeffrey Canha. It is for sale, copyrighted to Jeffrey Canha and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.

 

Harbormasters Office Owen Park by Jeffrey Canha

 

Dawn at the Boatbuilder by Jeffrey Canha

 

PISCES RISING Steelhead Salmon by Jeffrey Canha

 

Seashells By The Seashore by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Golden Tilefish - Clown of the Seas - Blanquillo by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Golden Tilefish - Clown of the Sea - Blanquillo by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Striped Bass - Rock Fish - Striper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Mahi Mahi - Dorado - Dolphinfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Striped Bass - Rockfish - Linesider by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Mahi Mahi - Dorado - Dolphinfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Triggerfish - Queen Triggerfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Yellow Perch - Orange Roughy by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Yellow Perch - Pink Fish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Tautog on Bubble Gum Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Mahi Mahi - Dorado - Dolphinfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Sea Bass on Aegean Green Thai Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Mahi Mahi - Dorado - Dolphinfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scallops - Summertime Fun - Shellfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Prideful Mackerel - P-Town - Spectrum by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Mahi Mahi - Dorado - Dolphinfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Triggerfish - Queen Triggerfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Yellow Perch - Bluefish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - American Spanish Mackerel - Flag by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Yellow Perch - Orange Roughy by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Yellow Perch - Walleye by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scallops - Christmas Bushel - Holiday Shellfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scallops - Bivalvify - Seafood Melody by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scallops - Bivalvify - Seafood Melody by Jeffrey Canha

 

Tautog on Sienna Thai Unyru / Mulberry Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Triggerfish - Queen Triggerfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Striped Bass - Rock Fish - Striper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Striped Bass - Rock Fish - Striper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku- 4th July - Spanish Mackerel- Bubble Gum Pink by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Skate - Stingray by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Striped Bass - Striper Chase by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Flounder - Fluke - Summer Flounder by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Flounder with Shadow - Flatfish by Jeffrey Canha

 

Lobster Boat - DownEast - Tuna Boat by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku -Spanish Mackerel - Bright Yellow by Jeffrey Canha

 

School of Mackerel - Spanish Invasion by Jeffrey Canha

 

Sea Bass on Aegean Green Thai Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Triggerfish - Oldwench - Diptych 1 by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Triggerfish - Oldwench - Diptych 2 by Jeffrey Canha

 

Mahi Mahi on Black w/ Gold Thread Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku- Spanish Mackerel- Bright Yellow Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku- Spanish Mackerel- Bubble Gum Pink by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku - Spanish Mackerel Head by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scallops - Shellfish Apetite Sushi by Jeffrey Canha