Chet Reneson (b. 1934)
signed "Reneson" lower left
acrylic on board, 21 by 35 in.
2018 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Artist of the Year Painting
Chet Reneson is the 2018 Featured Artist for the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go directly to BTT, whose mission is to conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries and their environment through stewardship, research, education, and advocacy. The BTT serves as a repository for information on the life history of these species and works internationally with anglers, guides, scientists, regulators, and the public to nurture and enhance fish populations.
Chet Reneson graduated from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1960. Reneson's art teacher, Henrik Mayer, emphasized the importanceof simplicity and taught the values of light, dark, and strong. This laid the foundation for Reneson's unmistakable style. For the past fifty years, Reneson’s painting has remained true to his early mentor’s teaching, encompassing many subjects including wildlife, duck hunting, upland bird shooting, big game fishing, fly fishing, and Bahamian scenes. Reneson’s work has graced the covers of "Sporting Classics", "Gray’s Sporting Journal", and "Sports Afield", among others. He is a past member of the Connecticut Watercolor Association and the Old Lyme Art Association. He was the Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year in 1982 and the Atlantic Salmon Federation Artist of the Year in 1982 and 2001. There are two books published on Reneson’s work, "Shadow on the Flats and The Watercolors of Chet Reneson".
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