With the first couple brisk mornings in Charleston upon us we thought this was a good a time as any to introduce the contributors to our fall Artist Angler Series. These artists' stories, inspirations and personalities are really what make their designs come alive and create one of a kind shirts that you can be proud to wear. Combine these with our East Cotton shirts made 100% in the South with Georgia and North Carolina cotton and you having something we think is pretty special.
I never thought getting into this whole thing that it would be something that rules my life. I shortly realized I wanted to be a fishing guide out west and moved to Colorado. With the help of that same friend I found a job. It wasn’t what I expected to be driving almost 2,000 miles to be doing, but I got by. Regardless of how ridiculously awesome the fishing was something about home kept calling my name. I had enough of The West and moved back to SC. High Appalachia, hatches, critters, wild fish, blue lines, high fives, and so much to love. At 22 you start asking yourself questions every young man has, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The answer was obvious. I want to be a Fly Fisherman.
Chance was born in Waco, Texas. He has always been an avid hunter and fisherman, and has been sketching from a young age. After college, Chance and his wife, Haley, moved to the Texas coast where he began to pursue a career as an artist full-time.
Living, hunting, and fishing in Central and South Texas has given Chance a valuable perspective and has certainly contributed to the quality of his work. It is clear to see Chance's passion for wildlife and the outdoors through his art.
My current passions are Fly Fishing and the art that its beauty, simplicity and sheer frustration inspires. I’m a self prescribed “Nonconformist / Geospatial Practitioner / Fly Fisher” (not necessarily in that order) … And these things too – I’m a husband to a wonderful wife that allows me to pursue whatever interest I may venture into. I’m a non-traditionalist fly fisher, I get outside and wet a fly whenever possible, in places you would never think to look, using flies you would never think to fish. Drawing fish and flies is my outlet, when fly fishing is not an option. I also like to bike, hike, travel, drink Shiner Beer and Dr Pepper, eat fine Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex food and go ramble out “yonder” whenever possible.