Meet The Artist: Terence Mangold

SwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery is proud to introduce a new feature to the blog -- the “Meet The Artist” series. While we handcraft a lot of the work in our Long Beach Island studio, we also feature some amazing and talented artists. This week we’d like to shine the spotlight on Terence Mangold.

Terence is a fishing enthusiast, which is how he got started with Guyotaku painting, a traditional form of Japanese fish printing. He uses this centuries old art form to “preserve a memorable catch,” and has created a series of prints based off of fish that he, or friends and clients, have caught. Everything from the size and shape is transferred to canvas using acrylic paint and rice paper or other fabrics. This technique helps to “make sure the impression is thorough.” As for the actual fish? It doesn’t go to waste! The paint is rinsed off and Terence prepares it for a “delicious meal for family and friends.”

Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, Terence now lives in Alaska. But he’s no stranger to LBI. In fact, some of his work is based on some of his memorable catches on the Jersey Shore. The picture above was taken of a Terence working on a striped bass in Surf City in November 2015. The fish was caught in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey, which Terence used to create the piece below, titled “Seasoned and Beautiful.”

"Seasoned and Beautiful" by Terence Mangold

"Seasoned and Beautiful" by Terence Mangold

SwellColors is proud to carry Terence's work! Stop by and see it in person! He’s also exhibiting his work at Chinook’s Bar & Grill in Seward, Alaska, on Friday, May 6. The reception is called “The School” and kicks off at 6 p.m. Click HERE to follow him on Facebook and HERE to check out his website!