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Flick Ford

Born in 1954 in Atlanta, Flick Ford was raised in Westchester County, New York. He fell in love with fishing at age five. His father, an accomplished fly-fisherman and talented commercial artist/copywriter, instilled in him a deep respect for nature and nurtured his early creativity.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Flick fished the Adirondacks, New England, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and the woodland lakes of Quebec, while pursuing two other passions: music (as lead singer in a garage rock band) and art.  He took formal watercolor classes in the ‘60s, figure drawing and graphic design classes between 1973 and 1976, and then studied art at Evergreen State College in Washington. Flick moved to New York City in 1978 and dove into the audio/visual scene of indie film, video, underground publishing, cartooning, illustration, and he reconnected with music. He performed in the East Village with several bands, and wrote and sang lead in The Crazy Pages for almost twenty years.

He left New York in 1993 and became obsessed with fishing all over again. The effects of over twenty years of pollution and over-development became painfully apparent - “I felt I should start to keep a record of the fish I caught. I wanted to catch and paint these fish, and show how they appear to me in all their iridescent beauty. Three books later and I’m all about advocacy for all the world’s fisheries - freshwater and saltwater”

Today, Ford makes his home in Rensselaer County, New York. He fishes more than one hundred days a year and ties his own flies.  Flick Ford is a talented painter, musician and graphic artist. His love of angling and the natural world has led him to specialize in fine art paintings of fish. Flick's work has been published in three recent books, "FISH: 77 Great Fish of North America" (Greenwich Workshop Press, 2006) and "BIG: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches" (Greenwich Workshop Press, 2008), “WILD: 75 Freshwater Tropical Fish of the World” (Greenwich Workshop Press, 2013).

Flick Ford
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