Go Fish by Bryan Collins

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Where do I start? This one came from the motivation to exemplify a child’s exploratory mind. In reality, the little boy in this painting could be sitting on a small block of wood in the center of a mud puddle in his backyard, but this is what he would see. As adults, when do we lose this creativity? When do we cast aside the backyard adventures of playing cards with mermen while an octopus-like creature seeks to take down our ship? Reality is necessary, but not as a direct replacement for the imagination.

Original is 16″×12″ acrylic on canvas. Original available.


Autodidact, traditional painter and illustrator. Jesus is my savior, art is my healer.

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  • kathrynmp
    kathrynmpabout 7 years ago

    Wonderful, and I love your explanation it is so true. My boys remind me everyday of how endless imagination can be!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 7 years ago

    Aweesome Bryan, this is beautiful, imaginative & so creative. Love it & your commentary

  • red addiction
    red addictionabout 7 years ago

    this is exquisite. Fine work!

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 7 years ago

    wonderful…love the words too

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...about 7 years ago

    Wonderfully vibrant and interesting – v’cool.

  • Deidre Cripwell
    Deidre Cripwellabout 7 years ago

    Love the rich colour

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaabout 7 years ago

    What a great description! A very good art piece! Just perfect!

  • HelenSewell
    HelenSewellabout 7 years ago

    Wonderfully done. Love the boy’s expression!

    CATNIPMEOWalmost 7 years ago

    I really like alot of your artwork. It is very colorful and so imaginative ! very unique and fun-

  • emmz
    emmzalmost 7 years ago

    You really should illustrate a childrens book, your work is fantastic and quite unique!

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