Luther Kelly Hall
Luther Kelly Hall is an internationally featured sporting artist. His paintings and illustrations have been featured in sporting publications, galleries and collections throughout the US, Canada and Japan including the American Museum of Fly Fishing, The International Game Fishing Hall of Fame, The Cascapedia River Museum-Quebec, Canada, Fly Fisher Magazine –Japan, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Yale Anglers Journal, Atlantic Salmon Journal, Baltimore Orioles-Camden Yards, Sportsman’s Gallery, and Redbone Gallery, Sporting Classics Magazine, Redbone Journal, Pennsylvania Angler Magazine ,Sportsman’s Gallery-Atlanta, Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Luther’s studio is located in an old foundry surrounded by marinas, a bait and tackle shop, lobster boats, fishing guides, an old “fisherman’s bar,” and is a mere 100 yard walk to the water of the Atlantic Ocean (the backdrop and the centerpiece of much of his dramatic sporting images). He has caught some “pretty decent” Stripers on a fly wading the outgoing tide only a few hundred yards from his studio.
Whether maneuvering his fishing boat/occasional floating studio among the rocks and rips and seams of his coastal environment in pursuit of Stripers, or casting the windswept and wave swept rocky precipices of Atlantic New England, or angling Central Pennsylvania’s limestone spring creeks, Luther gathers the visual and sensory material for his saltwater and freshwater fly fishing portrayals.
The fly fishing experience, the drama, the adventure, the comedy, and the serenity of those experiences have become the primary frame work of Luther’s paintings. Montana’s Madison River, Yellowstone National Park’s Slough Creek, Pennsylvania’s Spruce Creek, Quebec, Canada’s Grand Cascapedia River, and Atlantic Coastal New England are his most portrayed waters.
Luther maintains an ongoing, working, contributing association with the Miramichi River Salmon Association which has honored him for his contributions to Atlantic Salmon Conservation and the Connecticut River Salmon Association, which honored Luther as their Sporting Artist of 2013. He has served on the boards of directors of multiple saltwater angling and conservation organizations in Southeastern Connecticut.
Luther is a Graduate of Wilkes University. He completed his Masters Studies at the University of Connecticut and studied painting at Lyme Academy of Art. He maintains a working, teaching studio in Noank, Connecticut.