CELIA CONNAIRE, BLACK-HAIRED DEMON :::::::::::::: printmaker
Celia carves woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings that capture the landscapes and wildlife that surround us at the Jersey Shore, as well as more fantastic, coastal creatures from her imagination. Each of her hand-printed pieces are unique originals, often hand embellished with watercolor, ink and other techniques.
She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, and art history at Boston University, and is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, the Ocean County Artists Guild, The Belmar Arts Council, and the Printmaking Center of NJ; and one of the directors of the Asbury Park chapter of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
John Paul Genzo
CJ DAVITT ::::::::::pencil drawings
CJ creates amazingly cool, extremely detailed pencil drawings of sea life and the ocean. His subjects include waves, tuna and various sealife.
(photo Bob Popovics)
A wide array of Tom Lynch's photography is available at the galllery. Subjects include:
Seascapes, Sharks, Striped Bass, Sea Treasures, Beach Foxes, Storms, Coastal Abstracts,
In-Water Photography, Waves and many others...
Tom focuses on the NJ coastal region for his photographic subjects, which include sport fishing, wildlife, waves, landscapes + seascapes. His specialty is shooting action at its' apex moment, be it a jumping shark or a crashing wave. He also likes to step back and capture the entirety of a situation. The imagery he is showing at Angry Fish Gallery includes pieces that have never been shown publicly...
Tom is one of the most heavily published outdoor photographers in the Northeast USA. Tom has shot scores of magaine & book covers. His credits include Sport Fishing, Angler's Journal, On The Water Magazine, Pop Fleyes, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, The Fisherman, Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, American Angler, Echos, Living LBI, NY Daily News, Asbury Park Press, Fios National. His imagery has been used by Ambercrombie & Fitch, Mattel, Hawaiian Airlines, Orvis, Stackpole Books, Guy Cotten, Shimano, Stormr, and ATT. Tom's surf imagery is housed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Permanent Collection, in the multi-media installation: Navigating the Void/Melinda Morey.
Tom lives in Ocean County, NJ.
Tom is always looking for new ways to see things...
MARK BROCHU :::::::::Wicked Tuna photographer
Mark is a giant tuna spotter for the National Geographic show Wicked Tuna.
He is also a photographer, who captures incredible iamgery of tuna formations, harpooners, whales and other wildlife... all from the cockpit of a 1973 Cessna 150 L as the spotter pilot for the Lily, a boat captained by harpoon-wielding Bill “Hollywood” Muniz who competes with fellow commercial fishermen on National Geographic’s popular reality show,Wicked Tuna.
MARK GIAMPIETRO ::::::::::::: paint+ sculpture + art furniture
Mark’s passion for art began early and he was drawing and painting at a young age. While working in the animal field he began to design and construct naturalistic animal exhibits. His science background coupled with an innate artistic talent eventually led him into the world of exhibit sculpture and murals.
Mark’s work can now be seen in museums, zoos, nature centers, businesses and private homes throughout the United States and Europe, including The Bronx, San Diego, and Miami Zoos, The Natural History Museum of Crete, The Museum of Living Art in Fort Worth, Texas, The Nauticus Maritime Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, and most recently the new Little Blue Penguin habitat at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey.
MATT RUMMLER :::::::::gyotaku fish printing
Matt creates Gyotaku (gyo=fish, tacu =impression) which is an ancient oriental art form using fresh caught fish to create one of a kind prints on canvas. Matt has combined his passion for art and fishing to produce this medium from our local Jersey shore fish species.
Matt is a graduate of both Chowan College and University of Arizona where he studied Commercial Art, Fine Art and Art History. He lives in Middletown NJ with his wife and two children and claims while he is an artist, his wife is a better fisherman.
JOHN PAUL GENZO:::::::::::::::paint John Paul was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1964. John Paul received the Silas Rhodes Achievement Award and a the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City, with honors. His work was selected in the “Best of the Best” show featuring artwork from the past 50 years done by SVA graduates.
John's credits include the Smithsonian Institute, Harper Collins Publishing, illustrating AT&T, Paine Webber, Sea World, Penguin Books Canada, and the New Republic Magazine. His art spans the globe, illustrating international postage stamps and creating a series of commemorative coins for the British Royal Family, painting portraits of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Diana and Prince Charles. John Paul’s work is in many private collections including the Mercer County Culture and Heritage Commission’s permanent collection after receiving first place at the Mercer County Artist’s Show.
Devoting 30 years as an Illustrator, Art Director and an adjunct professor, he never abandoned his desire to return to fine art. John has been capturing landscapes and architecture on large scale canvases focusing on the unique textures with his brush strokes and oil paint.
GREGG HINLICKY :::::: Paint
With a life spent in art, Gregg Hinlicky's paintings and illustrations have appeared in exhibitions, in print on book covers & interiors, CD/album covers, magazine illustrations, billboards, murals, posters, postage stamps, greeting cards, package design, comic books, menus, on tv, in children's books and in many private collections.
Angry FIsh Gallery has a number of Gregg's unique, coastal themed, paintings on distressed wood. These ultra-laid back works are awesomley cool.
Gregg's one wish would be that he would be discovered by a considerate and generous patron, who would be willing to financially support him in his art projects and finally afford him that dream hut on a tropical beach.
Jim Schmoyer ::::::: Paint
Most of Jim's work is done on location, where he lets the location affect his work, both figuratively and literally. He will often infuse sand or dirt from the location into his paint mixture. When one touches his paintings, these location elements will be very apparent. He attended Tyler School of Art. Jim says "The beach is, of course, one of my favorite spots. Being in the climate, smelling the air and watching the sun change location all contribute to the end result. I'm not really trying to create a realistic representation of what I see. I'm more interested in creating something that captures the time spent and my sensory experiences in this environment."
ERIC FOWLER ::::::: Paint
Eric's oil paintings of Ocean and Monmouth County, NJ are truly "core-shore". His works evoke memories of homes and shops we've all seen during the years...
Painter, Illustrator and Educator
Museum of American Illustration, Collections Manager
Fine Arts Department, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, Past Chairman
Member of the Museum Council of New York
JOE PIZZOLATO ::::::: COPPER SCULPTURE
Joe is a Jersey shore based sculptor who specializes in creating incredible reporductions of marine life utilizing hammered copper. His unique pieces are handcrafted and come in a variety of finishes. Many factors impact the final color achieved including the temperature of the copper and the weather on the day the copper is being treated. Combining flame painting, copper patina and natural copper finishes adds a unique element of design and offers up limitless possibilities!