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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.

 

RGB - Scallop Beach by Jeffrey Canha

 

Scallops - Seafood Rainbow by Jeffrey Canha

 

Bluegills on Charcoal Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Tautog on Rice Paper w Black Border by Jeffrey Canha

 

Bluegills on Charcoal Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Tautog on Rice Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scup Series 4 Red Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scup Series 3 Red Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scup Series 2 Red Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Gyotaku Scup Series 1 Red Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

White Perch - White Crappie by Jeffrey Canha

 

Business Card by Jeffrey Canha

 

Striped Bass by Jeffrey Canha

 

Vineyard Bay Scallops by Jeffrey Canha

 

Mako Tail on Pale Blue Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Perch School on Mocha Unryu Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

White Perch on Marbleized Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Mako Tail on Thai Banana Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Scup on Rice Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

White Perch - Morone Americana by Jeffrey Canha

 

Mako Tail on Pale Blue Unryu/Mulberry Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Scallops on Thai Banana Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Fluke w Shadow on White Unryu/Mulberry Paper by Jeffrey Canha

 

Hey- Hay Roll by Jeffrey Canha