Published Jul 17. 2018 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 28. 2021

Roland Henrion

Recently Belgian Roland Henrion started focusing more on his art, and that made him a candidate for our fishy artists series.

Ocean Bound
The Castnet
Corsican Fisherman
Ocean motifs
Roland Henrion

I have had contact with Belgian fly fisher and artist Roland Henrion since 2004, and he has always been quite an entrepreneur, developing and marketing products for fly fishers, guiding, even writing for this site.
Recently he has started to focus more on his art, and that made a perfect excuse to feature him as a fishy artist here on the Global FlyFisher.

a) How did you start working with art and with fishing related art in particular?

I am a graphic designer/illustrator/photographer by profession. I started moving away from computer work last year to concentrate on painting.

Wading the Flats
Roland Henrion

b) Why fish and fishing?

I am a passionate fly fisherman and I love all types of water: river, lakes, oceans. The ever changing light conditions make that I never tire of the endless color combinations and atmospheres.

Fisherman and red snappers â Seychelles
Purple Rain
Rockland Harbor (USA)
Twin Wrecks
Roland Henrion Acrylics
Roland Henrion

c) What is your preferred method of painting/drawing/producing your art – if any?

I mostly use acrylics on stretched linen canvas (formats 100×70, 50×70 mostly), but also work with watercolors, pen & ink, pencils...

d) Is the art your main source of income – if at all a source of income - and do you do other jobs as a supplement?

Yes I paint for a living, more and more now as I tend to do less design work.

Corrib Trout
Great Barracuda
Green Turtle
Yellow-spotted Trevally
Roland Henrion watercolors
Roland Henrion
Spawning Salmon
Spawning Salmon
Roland Henrion

e) Can people buy your art and if so, then in which form and where?

People can buy my work and commission paintings from photos they send.
Paintings can also be purchased as prints.
All info is on my blog:
Paintings can also be purchased here:

f) Where do you currently live and work?

I live and work in Namur, Belgium

g) Whatever you find interesting or relevant as a supplement - just in case I left out something important.

I lived in Seychelles where I was the first officially registered fly fishing guide.

Seyschelles Grand Slam
Seyschelles Grand Slam
Roland Henrion
Tarpon fishing
Sailfish fishing
The artist
The artist fishing and guiding
Roland Henrion


Roland Henrion, graphic designer
Web site:
Instagram: -
Paintings can be purchased at
Phone: +32 (0)81 400 554

Beyond the Sea
Roland Henrion

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