"FISHING TRIP HOOKS ARTIST"
"For years, Hal Stowers' friends tried to convince him to include a fish in one of his works"..."Then
a friend invited him to go tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass.
His art will be changed forever,"...
"For 10 days he stayed up around the clock and worked."..."The result of Stowers' labors is Free
Again! The tarpon in the painting has the classic S curve of a jumping silver king . . ."
Terry Tomalin, OUTDOORS Editor
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, June 6, 1997
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"I've been painting wetlands for 25 years. That's where all life begins so
I guess I've been painting fish all along, it's just that one has never surfaced before."
"The tarpon made it...it was free... I couldn't wait to get home and start working."