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Martin Simpson: Truly second to none

Combining a love of art and a passion for trout fishing, Martin Simpson is one of New Zealand's finest realistic artists.

Working by commission, Martin is represented by top Lodges and guides throughout New Zealand and even in South America, and his work seen in many of New Zealand’s best fishing Lodges, and private collections around the world.




Phone: +64 6 379 9130
Email: martinsimpson4@gmail.com

About the artist

Martin Simpson is an artist, illustrator, lecturer and a mad-keen trout fisherman. He lives with wife, Penny and children Katy and Matthew near the Tararua Ranges of New Zealand’s lower North Island.

"Everything about trout fishing is beautiful," says Martin.

"The equipment is beautiful, the places fish live are beautiful, and the fish themselves are beautiful. I strive to create the finest, most accurate and realistic fishing artwork in the world.

"I hope you enjoy my paintings."

What to buy

Martin works by commission, however limited edition prints are also available for purchase.

Portraits on white are $1900 NZD, with free shipping worldwide.

Special commissions including a background, oil on canvas, fish over 30 inches, and commissions including the angler are P.O.A.


"Truly second to none." Joe Daniel, Wild On The Fly magazine

"He has done wonderful work for me that is so much finer than any I have ever seen." Lew Kunkel, USA

"...these latest paintings are fast setting Simpson up as a personality to watch in New Zealand's art establishment." Hamish Carnachan, journalist. NZ Fish & Game magazine


Painting of Rainbow Trout

by Martin Simpson on Fish and Game cover

Samples of Martin's

commissioned work






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