Artist draws crowds at Flying Fisherman booth
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Attracting an audience on the Flying Fisherman booth at ICAST was Jason Mathias, an artist specialising in marine art.
The young painter has been working with the Florida Keys sunglass and accessories manufacturer to produce artwork for its sunbandits and phone cases, which were on display at the booth.
An avid fisherman from Stuart, Florida, Mathias worked in both oil and acrylic to create the images that impressed ICAST visitors.
“My grandfather was a charter skipper and my dad was also a big fishing influence, so I have grown up around the water,” he explained. “Marine game fish are my specialty as an artist.”
Flying Fisherman owner Pat Sheldon was delighted with the response to Mathias and the products he has worked on. “We are considering extending the idea to apparel and perhaps to sunglasses, “ he said.