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Gyotaku Art

Gyotaku (Gyo 'fish' + taku 'rubbing or impression'), is the traditional Japanese art of fish printing and was once used by fishermen in the mid-1800's as a way to measure their catch. The creature (fish, crab, shrimp, octopus, etc.) is painted with acrylic paint, rice paper is laid over it and gently rubbed to capture every detail. The paper is carefully removed leaving the impression of the creature. I then take a high resolution digital image or scan of the rubbing so that it can be reproduced in various formats and sizes. The images are printed on acid free, fine art paper using archival ink.


Rubbings are also available in my handcrafted, reclaimed wood frames at art shows, by special order and in select stores in the southeast. Please check the Art Show Calendar page for our list of upcoming art shows and email us with any special requests.



Prints are available in three sizes and shipped in a mailing tube. Domestic shipping is included in the price of each print. If ordering multiple prints a discounted shipping rate may be available. Please email us before ordering. Larger prints are also available in custom sizes and on canvas by special order.
Florida In-shore Slam
(Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout)

Florida Spiny Lobster




In-Shore Slam
(Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout)

Mahi Mahi

Black Sheep

Mahi Ahi Mahi

Gator Head


Bay Catch


Heads & Tails
(two separate prints)

Sea Turtle


Follow The Leader

Lobster Duo

Multi-Color Gator Head

Blue Octopus

Maryland Crab

Red Snapper
Nautical Fish


Blue Crab


Redfish (Red Drum)

Freshwater Catch
(Large mouth bass, speckled perch, Bluegill)

Speckled Trout

Flip Flop Slam

Squid Trio

Oyster Shell



Shrimp & Oysters

Keys Catch

Mini Turtles

Rainbow Trout

Bait Escape


Apalachicola Oysters

All My Children