PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
Mike Stidham, now residing in Utah, spent many years as a guiding fishing guide in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. He is known for his dramatic oil paintings of fish in their natural environment, beautifully sensitive hand-colored etchings, and simply composed watercolor paintings of fish and flies. He is self-taught and knows his subject well, giving an intimate impression of The West and its subjects.
Stidham has also been successful as an illustrator in his genre, achieving numerous awards from Gulf Coast Conservation Association, Trout Unlimited, and Texas Saltwater Game Fish Stamp. His work can also be found in publications such as Fly Fisherman, Rod & Reel, and Outdoor Life & Trout.