The Amazon is home to a vast array of creatures above and below the river's surface; the diversity of fishes alone rivals that of any ocean, with over three thousand known species- and scientists are finding more species every year. Ray painted this seven-by-fifteen-foot-long mural over the course of nine months in 1999-2000, filling it with pink dolphins, a manatee, a curious squirrel monkey, a large black caiman, an anaconda, and a paradisiacal host of fishes. Brad Matsen and Ray can be seen on the back deck of the boat. Ray has a fishing rod in his hand and is wearing a life jacket, revealing his cowardly tendency to panic in dangerous situations. Brad is standing fearlessly with an Antarctica beer in his hand. The original painting is in the Miami Museum of Science's traveling exhibit called ˜Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches."
Ray Troll's fine artwork is printed with high quality, lightfast inks on heavyweight acid-free paper. Each art poster is individually signed by Ray. Different sizes are available. Shipped in sturdy round tubes.
From his tree lined studio, high on a hill above the Tongass Narrows in rain-swept Ketchikan Alaska, Ray Troll draws & paints fishy images that migrate into museums, books and magazines and onto t-shirts sold around the planet. Basing his quirky, aquatic images on the latest scientific discoveries, Ray brings a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology & paleontology.