Rolled Canvas

Canvas is loose with a 2.5-inch edge of white all around. Arrives rolled in a tube, or flat in a box for smaller orders. 

Wrapped Canvas

Canvas is stretched onto 1.5-inch-thick stretcher bars. Can be framed if you like, or is ready to hang as is for a contemporary look. 

Need to be Koi

Clear

XL prints up to 100″ wide now available!  For price, email here with print name & desired size. 

About this Artwork

I went koi crazy — which is safer than boy crazy. I wanted to paint this flashing energetic gem so I had a custom canvas made and painted 26 of them! Like I say, definitely safer. But first I needed to see what they looked like, so I literally spent hours skimming thousands of koi photos on the internet before being stopped in my tracks and buying a photo by Zainal Baharum from which this painting is adapted and who I want to thank for the opportunity to get to know the likes of “inspector Clouseau”, “bug out bob”, “the stud”, “palomino” and the rest of the party. You each won my heart — biggest thanks of all go to you. This evocative painting is done in a loose impressionistic style that fits the kinetic energy and emotional intimacy of the subject.