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Prints of Slim Pickin’s Crab Painting Now Available!

September 1, 2015

I now have prints of my recent watercolor “Slim Pickin’s”  available for purchase on etsy.  They are 18″x12″ with an image area of 13″x10″ and are sized to fit a standard mat opening on a 20″x16″ frame.  They are open edition, signed by the artist and shipped flat in a poly sleeve and protected between 2 pieces of foam core.  $35 plus S&H.  The original is available for purchase as well for $550.00.  Please email me at if interested in purchase of the original.

Here is the link to the etsy page where you can purchase prints of this one and others I have available as well.



New Crab Painting!

August 6, 2015

My most recently completed watercolor painting titled “Slim Pickin’s”.  The original painting is 14″x11″ on arches cold press watercolor board.  Crab watercolors are such a blast and this one has me wanting to do more.  I will have prints available soon!

"Slim Pickin's"

“Slim Pickin’s”

Thanks For Looking,

Bart Gelesh

Fluke Attack! New print available for sale!

May 3, 2014

Open edition prints of my painting “Fluke Attack!” are now available for purchase on  This open edition print is 18×12 with an image area of 13.5×10.5 and fits a standard 20×16 mat and frame. All of my prints are shipped flat with a mat backing inside a protective poly bag sandwiched between 2 pieces of foam board.  Here is a direct link to purchase the print on etsy.




FRONT PAGE NEWS!!! My Trout Painting!

May 1, 2014

Friday, May 2nd 2014 I will be on the cover of the Hockessin Community Newspaper with regards to my paining of a brook trout that recently won the contest for featured artwork on the 2015 Delaware trout stamp.  I have to say, I’m very excited that my hard work and due diligence has paid off in such a profound way.  Here is a shot of the cover with a print of the painting and my studio in the background.




The article covers the all the essential aspects concerning what a trout stamp is, details about the actual painting and a bit about me and why I do what I do.  What an honor!  Special thanks to Mr. Shawn Weigel for reaching out to me and for the excellent job putting this all together.  Below is a link to an online version of the article which includes a video of me talking about the painting.

All in all this has really been a great experience and I am so glad to have stuck it out and pushed so hard for the win!

Thanks for looking,

Bart Gelesh

Bart Gelesh, Winner of the 2015 Trout Stamp Contest for the State of Delaware!

April 30, 2014

My painting “Wooly Bugger Brook” took 1st place at this year’s trout stamp contest for the state of Delaware.  This is a national competition open to residents of any state in the union and being from Delaware, made it all the better!  There were some excellent paintings to compete with and I am very honored to have won.  I have been competing in this contest for some years now and to finally win has been quite the feather in my cap!



me at 2014 trout stamp

For those unfamiliar with what a “trout stamp” is, basically in Delaware, to fish for trout you must purchase a trout stamp in addition to a fishing license and my art will be featured on said stamp.  Money from the sale of these stamps goes towards the stocking of trout in Delaware.

Currently I have 18″x12″ open edition prints of this painting available.  To purchase, please visit my page at

Thanks for Looking,


Bart Gelesh



New Artwork on Display in Oxford, Pennsylvania!

February 9, 2014

I am happy to announce that two of my paintings were accepted into the Oxford Arts Alliance Multimedia Juried Exhibition.  They will both be on display in their gallery until the end of February. 





The Flounder painting, “Fluke Attack!” is brand new and is my most recent.  I decided it was time to go back to my roots and experiment a bit with watercolors.  There are some wonderful things that only watercolors can achieve despite being a very difficult medium to work with.  I am very happy with the results and look forward to more experiments in this medium.  Prints of this painting and some others will be available soon. 



Also featured was my acrylic painting of a brown trout “Interceptor”, a piece I completed years ago but still a personal favorite of mine.  Please stop in and see my work as well as all of the other great pieces hanging in the OAA gallery this month.  The Gallery is located at 38 south 3rd street in Oxford, Pa.  For further info visit


Thanks for taking a look,


The Delaware River Shad Fisherman’s Association Fund Raising Banquet

February 1, 2014

I recently had the great fortune to display my work at this year’s Delaware River Shad Fisherman’s Association Fund Raising Banquet.  Special thanks to the club president, Charlie Furst for reaching out to me with this event in mind and extra special thanks to my brother Nathan Gelesh for all his help with making my attendance possible.  With a broken leg, getting ready and setting up my art for display would have been impossible with out his help. 

To help out with fund raising, I donated one of my limited edition American Shad prints to be auctioned off to raise money for the club.  In addition, fifty percent of all sales from my shad prints sold at the banquet were donated as well.  Always glad to lend a hand to an orginization commited to doing good both in the community and in the natural world.  For more information, please visit their website @

Here I am chatting with an interested attendee.


A shot of the president, Charlie Furst giving a talk on DRSFA initiatives.



I ended up having a wonderful time, put some faces to names, and made some new friends.  The food was great and the talks, interesting and informative.  Certainly hope to return next year for more of the same.


Thanks for taking a look,

Bart Gelesh