Talk & Signing: Matt Patterson, illustrator of Freshwater Fish of the Northeast

 Join us for an event with Matt Patterson, illustrator of Freshwater Fish of the Northeast!

An award-winning guide, written and illustrated by a father-and-son duo, now available in a new paperback edition, with a new foreword by Sy Montgomery.

Most anglers are well aware of the popular game fish that inhabit the Northeast, including the largemouth bass, the rainbow trout, and the yellow perch. But the region's inland waters boast a much broader array of fish than first meets the eye (or hook). The father-and-son team of David and Matt Patterson have pursued both game fish and bait fish in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. In Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, they describe more than sixty different species, from the well-known to the obscure, including the redfin pickerel, the blueback trout, and the slimy sculpin. This colorful and helpful guide includes detailed information on habits, habitats, history, and more. To best capture the look and appeal of these fish in their native waters, most of the images are based on the authors' own live catches. The pencil-and-acrylic illustrations render each species in lifelike detail, with close attention given to unique physical characteristics. Both art book and guidebook, this volume will stir some fond memories of fish caught--and a few of those that got away.

This new edition features an introduction by Matt Patterson, whose career as a wildlife illustrator has flourished since the book has first published in 2010. Other updates include a practical flexicover, French flaps, and a foreword by naturalist and writer Sy Montgomery.

Matt Patterson is a professional illustrator who trained at the Art Institute of Boston. He illustrated The Snake and the Salamander by Alvin R. Breisch and The Book of Turtles and Of Time and Turtles, both by Sy Montgomery.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Freshwater Fish of the Northeast By Matt Patterson (Illustrator), David A. Patterson, Sy Mongomery (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Matt Patterson (Illustrator), David A. Patterson, Sy Mongomery (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781684582167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brandeis University Press - April 19th, 2024