Flick Ford

Flick Ford fell in love with fishing at age five. His father, an accomplished fly-fisherman and talented commercial artist/copywriter, instilled in him a deep respect for nature and nurtured his early creativity.

Born in 1954 in Atlanta, Flick was raised in Westchester County, New York. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Flick fished the Adirondacks, New England, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay,Virginia and the woodland lakes of Quebec, while pursuing two other loves: music (as lead singer in a garage rock band) and art. He took formal watercolor classes in the 1960s; figure drawing and graphic design classes from 1973 to 1976 and then studied art at Evergreen State College in Washington State.

Flick moved to New York City in 1978 and dove into the audio/visual scene including indie film, video, underground publishing, cartooning, illustration as well as reconnecting with music. He performed in the East Village with several bands, and continues to write, play harmonica and sing lead vocals for one of them,The Crazy Pages, which was formed in 1988.

Ford left New York in 1993, heading for the Hudson Highlands where he quickly became obsessed with fishing the NYC watershed. As he branched out to many of the brook trout places where he had previously fished in parts of the Adirondacks and Vermont, the effects of over twenty years of pollution, over-development and acid rain became painfully apparent.

Today Ford makes his home in Putnam County,New York. He fishes more than 100 days a year and ties his own flies. He selects every fish he paints for its relative size and beauty. After landing a fish, he quickly gets a digital photo before the colors fade, carefully measures it in all dimensions, sketches details, counts scales, fin rays and finally traces it to get its actual outline. He has developed a technique of successive washes utilizing masking friskets and painstakingly detailed dry brush that make these fish truly come to life on paper.

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1 1/2 Lb Lobster

When Europeans first arrived in the New World, lobsters were so plentiful that a minor storm could deposit two feet tall piles of the crustacean along the shoreline. They were so abundant and easy to harvest that they were known as “the poor man’s chicken.” Flick Ford brings us, in all its Technicolor glory, the world record lobster that was caught in 1977 off Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing in at 44 pounds, 6 ounces, measuring nearly four feet long. If it takes five to seven years for a lobster to reach the weight of one pound, we can only wonder how old this world record lobster was.

We don’t often get the chance to see just how beautiful these creatures are when emerging fresh from the trap. Perfect for the beach house or kitchen, you can order your lobster in one of three sizes: 1 1/2 lbs (paper), 4 lbs (canvas) or one of the (15) world record 44 lb behemoths (canvas).
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4 Lb Lobster

When Europeans first arrived in the New World, lobsters were so plentiful that a minor storm could deposit two feet tall piles of the crustacean along the shoreline. They were so abundant and easy to harvest that they were known as “the poor man’s chicken.” Flick Ford brings us, in all its Technicolor glory, the world record lobster that was caught in 1977 off Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing in at 44 pounds, 6 ounces, measuring nearly four feet long. If it takes five to seven years for a lobster to reach the weight of one pound, we can only wonder how old this world record lobster was.

We don’t often get the chance to see just how beautiful these creatures are when emerging fresh from the trap. Perfect for the beach house or kitchen, you can order your lobster in one of three sizes: 1 1/2 lbs (paper), 4 lbs (canvas) or one of the (15) world record 44 lb behemoths (canvas).
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Agassizi’s Dwarf Cichlid

Freshwater tropical fish surround us. Species from around the world occupy homes, offices, lobbies, restaurants, bars and hotels; any place that could use some lively, living color. Renowned natural history painter Flick Ford (Fish) presents the macro-detail beauty of these wild freshwater tropical fish in these stunning 11" x 14" prints. A hobbyist’s and decorator’s dream at only $20 each!
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Alpha Shortfin Mako

Image of Alpha Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) up to 13 feets, up to 1000 lbs

Hooking up with a Mako shark is one of the finest big game fishing experiences imaginable. Reaching up to 12 feet in length and surpassing 1000 lbs, they are known to jump, flip and dance at a height and pace that will put all but the fiercest of marlin to shame.

Flick Ford’s Alpha Shortfin Mako MasterWork® Giclée Canvas at 39" x 26" captures, in brilliant detail, the shark in attack mode, embracing both the savage and exquisite nature of this apex predator.
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Banded Rainbow Fish

Freshwater tropical fish surround us. Species from around the world occupy homes, offices, lobbies, restaurants, bars and hotels; any place that could use some lively, living color. Renowned natural history painter Flick Ford (Fish) presents the macro-detail beauty of these wild freshwater tropical fish in these stunning 11" x 14" prints. A hobbyist’s and decorator’s dream at only $20 each!
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Big: 50 World Record Fish

The universal interest in world records is nowhere more compelling than in the sports world. Fishermen, both pros and weekend anglers, dream of catching “the big one” and BIG: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches will more than satisfy the imagination and fuel the desire to fish through the off season.



Artist Flick Ford and International Game Fish Association (IGFA) historian Mike Rivkin have joined to tell the stories of the fifty most amazing record fish catches from around the world, selected for their sheer size, popularity, beauty, and classic record story. Through species research and archival photography, renowned artist Flick Ford reconstructs a portrait of each record catch as it would have looked emerging from the water. This book salutes the sportsmanship of dedicated fishermen, the history of angling and the fine art that brings it alive.









About the Author

MIKE RIVKIN is a retired catalogue publisher widely recognized for his spirited and successful copywriting. He is also a veteran offshore angler, Past President of the venerable Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, and has served as an International Game Fish Association International Representative. Mike has written extensively on the history of angling, including the widely-acclaimed books Big-Game Fishing Headquarters: A History of the IGFA and Angling and War: The Collision of Big-Game Fishing and WWII. On the water, he has caught every type of marlin that swims, including a 1,226 pound black marlin taken off Australia in 1984. Today Mike lives in La Jolla, California with his wife and three children and plies the Pacific waters nearby on his boat, Silverfish. www.silverfishpress.com















BIG: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches

Hardcover, jacketed, $50

Over 50 color paintings plus photos

216 pages, 14 x 11 inches

October 2008 Release

ISBN-13: 978-0-86713-099-7



Greenwich Workshop Press books are distributed to the trade by Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing.
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