The Twisted Fish

Northern Michigan Art Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan

Twisted Fish Gallery features original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glass, pottery, metal and wood pieces. You will find a vibrant showcase of exceptional artwork to light up your home, office or yard. We specialize in large paintings, sure to become the showpiece of any space. The artists we represent — from northern Michigan and beyond— are selected for the high quality of the work they create. We have studied their backgrounds and visited their studios, so that we can assure you of the excellence of their work. The artwork we offer runs the gamut of styles and mediums with a strong preference toward one-of-a-kind pieces never seen before.

Please browse the outstanding artists featured here and let us know what you think. Please stop by the gallery in person or shop online through Fine Art Mart, our secure online store where you can shop for art anytime, from anywhere in the world.

Alan Maciag

Alan Maciag paints with oils; his rural landscapes are a balance between form, distance, color and content. This balance creates a sense of calm and bucolic reverence for the rural h...

Anni Crouter

Born in Chicago, but growing up in Flint, Mich., Anni Crouter started painting and drawing before she could read or write. Soon after relocating to Michigan in 1965, this natural abi...

Antonio Macioce

Antonio Macioce grew up in Italy, where he used to draw whatever came into his head. After moving to the United States, he received his art training at Notre Dame, majoring in advert...

Betty Bea Washburn

Betty Bea Washburn is a Michigan artist who received her art training at the College of Wooster in Ohio. For 30 years she taught studio art in a public school system. In 1979, she be...

Charles Murphy

From traditional watercolors depicting northern Michigan scenes, to large abstract oil paintings, Charlie Murphy’s range of medium and subject matter is boundless. His frequent inc...

Daniel Heron

Daniel Heron credits his mother for fostering his early interest in art by providing him with painting and drawing lessons. Beyond this early training, he was self-taught until a Mic...

Delbert Michel

Delbert Michel describes his work as "lyrical and colorful abstractions." He tends to work in series and finds inspiration in a variety of places. Besides his abstract paintings, he ...

Dick Davis

The art Dick Davis creates is all around us, but it takes true craftsmanship to create it. A railroad spike becomes a kitchen tool, a chainsaw blade turns into a knife, a rock is tra...

Gail Hayton

Hayton's passion is to render sun-drenched landscapes that usually include architecture, and sometimes horses. Her love for these subjects comes from two sources. All her life, Ga...

Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore finds his inspiration outdoors, making his oil paintings close to nature, “but not copies of nature.” He likes to use the textures that are created by light. He i...

James Troutman

James Troutman is a Michigan artist and member of the Grand Valley Artists Association. When Jim is creating a sculpture, he visualizes a particular form in a piece of stone and d...

Jerry Gates

Whether displaying beautiful, sublime landscapes and river bends, or colorful abstracts, Jerry Gates uses color, contrast and the richness of ever changing textures to capture a mult...

Joe DeLuca

In the early 1950s, Joe DeLuca was exposed to the history of art as well as contemporary views. His alma mater, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, was where his development was ...

Marcia K. Hales

Marcia K. Hales never tires of exploring the “line” in her acrylic paintings. She likes the way it envelops space, creates texture, provides connections and sometimes gives direc...

Margaret White

Margaret White's subject matter includes the human figure and face, flowers, birds, insects, vegetables and jewelry. Her use of gold leaf and the arched form suggest a reverence to t...

Richard Forrest

The oil paintings of northern Michigan artist Richard Forrest have many facets: the variation of color in each rock, the texture of each leaf, the delicate feathers of birds, and the...

Ron Gianola

Ron Gianola was born in Detroit and currently resides in Honor, Michigan. As a teenager, he played in R&B, rock and soul bands, and attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School as a...

Rufus Snoddy

Rufus Snoddy relocated to northern Michigan several years ago from Los Angeles, California. His family moved there from rural East Texas when he was an adolescent. Watching Los Angel...

Sandra Plaga

An eye for the eclectic and a flair for the unexpected best describe the multi-faceted artwork of Sandra Plaga. Friends characterized her as the most creative person they have eve...

Thomas LeGault

A native of Michigan, he received his formal training at the well-known Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Master Artist LeGault has continued to develop his style and technique...

William White

Ranging from old world interiors, classical views of northern Michigan, to abstract works in vivid colors, William White’s oil paintings challenge a viewer to become a participant ...