Saturday, September 20, 2014


Seychellois artist, Michael Bouchereau-Arnephie is doing us proud after his artwork titled, “sailfish mackerel hunt,’ was short listed as one of the 66 best submissions for the popular U.S fishing magazine; “Marlin.”

Marlin Magazine’s 380,000  plus readers could soon  be hearing about Seychelles  after popular local artist, Michael Bouchereau-Arnephie submitted three of his popular artwork depicting marine life in Seychelles. An avid fan of the sea and all the critters that inhabit the ocean, the artist uses his strong background in fine arts to illustrate a highly defined form of art using a combination of Photoshop and Corel draw to illustrate marine life.

“I was always open to technology and I like to combine all styles when I work – depending on the subject,”says the artist, who adds that, “working with the digital medium is quicker, more versatile, and it allows me to work in greater detail –though I still like to go back to the old fashioned way of doing things.” Mr Bouchereau-Arnephie only started exploring the different facets of marine life four years ago and can be credited with the various posters that advertise the Seychelles Sports Fishing Competition (SSFC) Tournaments that have gained increasing popularity over time.

 “Grant Heyer of the SSFC has been a long time protagonist as he had been prompting me to submit some of my work to Marlin Magazine, so I took some time and worked on three pieces– one of which was shortlisted for the Readers Choice Award,” he said.

 Michael Bouchereau-Arnephie’s work titled, “Sailfish mackerel hunt” is currently ranked second on the list of work submitted by 66 talented artists and the winner’s artwork will be published in the Magazines December to January issue that will give the winning artist worldwide exposure to its 382,138 readers worldwide. “Marlin magazine has many subscribers, so I think that the exposure will be good for us as a tourism destination and the big game fishing industry,” he said.

Readers are encouraged to vote on Marlin magazine’s Facebook page by September 30. After that date, the winner will be announced and his or her work will be published in the 2015 issue of Marlin magazine.

Source: Today