"All fishermen are liars except you and me,

and I'm not so sure about you."

--Unknown

Welcome to Shell Creek Ink.

The fish depicted here are caught in the Fort Myers/Sanibel area in Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

I apply paint to the fish directly, then press paper onto them to make prints, in a process called gyotaku.

In Japan, before photography, fisherman used this method to take a "picture" of their large fish, proving the size of their catch.

By printing fish, I do not wish to imply that I am not a liar. That would be lying. But I do hope you enjoy these prints.

All images are for sale. Please contact me at snookpig@yahoo.com or (239) 344-6170 to purchase your fish!

--Charlie Brown