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Mill Brook After Snow

Ice on Mill Brook, Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 24″ © 2018, all images courtesy of Galen Mercer.

Ice Bound Brook, Catskills

Ice Bound Brook, Catskills, Oil on Cradled Panel, 20″ x 24″ © 2018, all images courtesy of Galen Mercer.

Ice On Mill Brook

Mill Brook After Snow, Oil on Canvas, 19″ x 25″
© 2018, all images courtesy of Galen Mercer.


I happen to be the proud owner of one of Galen Mercer’s original flats paintings and it makes me smile every single time I look at it. Its a painting of a beautiful turquoise flat in the Marquesas, due south of Key West, the magical place I caught my first tarpon on the fly. A memory I will treasure my entire life.

Galen is a very talented landscape artist and if your serious about owning original art from a modern day master, i would consider one of his paintings. Galen just sent me some new work which i would like to share with you, hope it makes you smile too…give him a shout if you have any questions…or click on his name to take you to his studio website.

In Galen’s words, “I am enclosing the first of what I feel has been a good winter’s work. In the wake of several large snowstorms, and picking up a theme begun last year, I journeyed to the Catskills seeking painting subjects among the smaller brooks and streams. This newest group consists of three pools along Mill Brook, a lovely trout stream and tributary of the Pepacton reservoir. I learned recently that both Harry Darbee and A.J. McLane believed this stream the prettiest in the Catskills. Certainly a judgement call (so much lovely water) but it is undeniably among the least changed. These minor rivers and streams have a beauty that seems very much removed from time.”
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image and original painting by Galen Mercer.

image and original painting courtesy of Galen Mercer.

‘A Permit Flat, Key West’
Oil on Canvas
30″ x 36″

“A painting I worked on for months after returning from the Keys. It conveys several favorite qualities of that experience; the shifting colors and light on the ocean floor and the tenuous appearance of fish on the periphery of detection. The school of permit, entering at top right, exists only as a glinting mass rather than individuals. Gil Drake, one of the real legends of Keys fishing, said sometimes all you can make out of permit at a distance is the flashing pink of their lips. I wanted to suggest what an active cosmos a saltwater flat is, hence the bull shark sweeping lazily past at lower right.” – Galen Mercer

for more of Galen’s work  please click here!

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