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 here, our secure online store where you can shop for art anytime, from anywhere in the world.

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Ralph Annunziata

my name is ralph – ‘nunzi’ as many call me, but that is not WHO i am - i am an artist on a journey, but that is not WHO i am - i am older & some say wiser, but that is not ...

Kim Bazemore

Here’s the equation that inspires my work: love of design + love of nature. Add them up and the sum of these two passions equals contemporary jewelry that incorporates leather, bea...

Lindy Bishop

My paintings are about celebrating the land and water, what it grows and how it feeds us. Sometimes that takes me into subjects of music, local brews, and normal people doing extraor...

Susan Bloye

"As I walk in this world and cycle through the seasons, I am brought to a sense of wholeness with all of life. As I breathe in awareness in the natural world, I find inspiration for ...

Shanny Brooke

"I paint from a place of fleeting moments or longer lasting experiences which are maybe from childhood. These experiences are often my reactions to current events, or current life si...

Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown's passion for glass began over 30 years ago as a stained glass artist. Over the years, the intrigue of manipulating molten glass in a flame inspired her to learn the art ...

Ginnie Cappaert

Ginnie Cappaert is a full time visual artist with a summer studio in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and a winter studio in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her surroundings of nature and her ...

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...

Dick Davis

Dick has worked with leather for over 40 years and started incorporating wood and metal into his works over 15 years ago. He does not consider himself a traditional blacksmith, as he...

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 ...

Catherine Murphy / Haw Creek Forge

Equipped with hammers, torches, anvils and stakes, the artisans of Haw Creek Forge handcraft, one by one, each unique piece of our nature inspired “jewelry for the garden.” Worki...

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...

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...

Joan Gerigk

I love puzzles, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles. I love all of it and that is one of the reasons I think that I love painting. Painting is a puzzle whereby you must r...

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...

Peter Griz

I have a fascination with the response wind can produce when interacting with one of earth’s elements like copper creating a mesmerizing piece of art which can bring about harmony ...

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...

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...

Daniel Heron

Daniel 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 Michigan ...

Jennie Kimbrough

Jennie Kimbrough is an artist currently living in Boyne City, MI. She received her B.F.A. in 2004 from Missouri State University, and attended Wichita State University for graduate ...

Katarzyna Korytowska

Katarzyna Korytowska obtained dual degrees in Fine Arts & Architecture from the University Of Poznan & Poznan Academy Of Art in her native country of Poland. When in art school, Kata...

Connie Kuhnle

Connie is a Michigan artist who studied art for a year at Michigan State University, then graduated from Kendall School of Art & Design with a major in illustration. She worked in t...

Debra LaRocque

Debra LaRocque is an award winning artist from Bay City, Michigan, where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons. Working primarily in graphite, acrylic, and watercolor. S...

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...

Matt Lewis

"My work evolves out of a necessity for the work to come into being. The work is a necessary activity for me in terms of a meditation, reflection & possibility of self actualization....

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...

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 as well as the Birm...

Mark Mehaffey

Internationally recognized artist Mark E Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Soci...

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 ...

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...

Louise Pond

I am a painter who strives to tell a story, an interpretation in my own non spoken creative way. Working from life affords me that opportunity to catch a moment in time, capturing th...

Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson fell in love with watercolor painting in 1979 when she returned to college to study art, design & illustration. She studied art history and took additional watercolor cl...

Ken Schug

Ken is a local artist, living on Duck Lake just south of Traverse City, MI. He is the sixth generation to live and work in Northwest Lower Michigan, an avid outdoorsman, who loves ex...

Robert Scudder

Bob tries to select themes that have some personal meaning. He believes it’s not as important what you are painting, it is why you are painting it. Most of his paintings are done o...

William Sievert

A bit more than 100 years ago, Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky opened a new era in Western art. For more than 600 years the powerful influence of Renaissance representation, ...

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...

Sam Soet

Sam sat in on his first college art class at Kendall College of Art and Design with his mother before he was born. On his father's side he is related to Vincent Van Gogh, so it could...

Chris Trombley

On Process: "I love depth of color and interest. My work is multi-layered, revealing gems below here and there. It’s an actual physical experience covering and uncovering, polishi...

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...

Lynn Uhlmann

My paintings reflect the emotional connections I feel to nature. The sculptural shapes of both flowers and trees represented in this body of work possess rhythmic movement. I see the...

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...

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...

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 ...

Michelle Tock York

I grew up in a home where my parents’ passion for nature, storytelling and art played a large role in the artist/person I have become. I am a quiet lover of stories, fairy tales, a...