Down East 2013 ©
For more than 30 years collectors and sportsmen have been drawn to the spectacular watercolors of Chet Reneson. His paintings have graced the covers of such renowned sporting magazines as Gray’s Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, and Sporting Classics. In 1982, he was rewarded with the distinction of being named Artist of the Year by three sporting and conservation organizations: Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He went on to be named again in subsequent years by Ducks Unlimited and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Chet Reneson is one of America’s finest sporting watercolorists. Gathered here for the first time are 110 of his incredible paintings--the very best from three decades of work. Chet’s longtime friend, artist Robert Abbett, presents a glimpse of the man behind the art through text that is equal parts interview, biography, and commentary.
Both serious sporting enthusiasts and armchair sports will be moved by these evocative images. Whether readers are reminded of their own adventures or inspired to begin new ones, a journey through these pages is a trip not soon forgotten.