After spending the better part of 11 summers traveling from Texas to North Carolina to film TV shows or compete in redfish tournaments, Alex Suescun is enjoying the opportunity to again fly fish for tarpon, his favorite gamefish, during the May-June migration in Florida waters.
But it has not been all fun and games for the former pro angler since he stepped away from tournaments and his long running TV show, Tarpon Bay Tales. In fact, Alex has actually stayed quite busy working on new art, adding some shows to his 2012 event schedule, and delivering artwork to galleries and fishing tourney organizers.
For starters, aside from awarding Alex’s art to its winning anglers, the organizing committee of the “Keymorada Invitational” tournament (to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America) chose one of his pieces for the cover of their yearbook.
Then “Full Moon Platoon,” Suescun’s night tarpon fishing scene, was showcased in the Light, Space & Time gallery’s latest online slide show after earning Special Recognition honors at the international nature art competition, event that drew 829 submissions from 229 artists from the U.S. and 15 other countries.
In addition the Florida Gulf Coast Center For Fishing asked Alex to be part of its grand opening art exhibition. The exhibition, which kicked off on May 4th, is taking place at the center’s beautiful new gallery & interactive museum in Largo, FL (near Tampa) where 10 of Alex’s favorite pieces will be on display through the end of 2012.
And that’s not all! Alex recently got more exciting news. Island Visions, a popular art gallery in Southwest Florida, also agreed to show some of his work, giving him a third new outlet for his art this year. So you can see how so far this summer has been pretty busy for the emerging marine artist.
For more information about Alex Suescun and a look at his art please visit his website: fishandgameart.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Images courtesy of the Fish and Game Art Fusion