Artist-in-Residence Profiles

Missy Dunaway

 

Photo of Missy Dunaway

As an artist-in-residence I explored nearby rivers and lakes to study local fish, including the arctic grayling and westslope cutthroat trout. I paired my research with learning to hand-tie fishing flies styled to mimic native insects and attract local fish species. I illustrated my findings in a series of paintings that document the Centennial Valley's fish, insect, and bird ecology. On the side, I photographed the landscape to record later in my pictorial travel journal, which is comprised of over one hundred paintings. 

I am a Fulbright Fellow and my artwork has exhibited internationally in Brooklyn, Washington DC, Chicago, Berlin, Istanbul and the UK. Paintings from my travel journal are featured in Dawn DeVries Sokol's book, A World of Artist Journal Pages, published in 2015. I am a represented artist at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.

 

Arctic Grayling Flies

Painted at Odell Creek, Montana in 2015. Acrylic ink on paper. 

Brook Trout Flies

Painted at Madison River, Montana in 2015. Acrylic ink on paper.