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Press & Reviews

Savlen's fly fishing and sport fishing art is a natural expression of his inner passion for the outdoors. Best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of gamefish and marine wildlife. His art is unique. It stands alone, without any real comparison. Which explains why his art has been featured in most every major fishing publication.

(Scroll down to read what our collectors are raving about and click any image for a larger view of the publication)

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Marlin Magazine - Gallery Issue
January 2013
GAFF Magazine - Article
July/August 2012
Fly Rod & Reel - Article
Summer 201

 

"My prints arrived today, Woo Hoo!!!!!!! 
I must say that they look even nicer in real life than they do on your website.
To say I am happy is an understatement, they are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!"  Darren E. - Australia

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"Mike Savlen Is My New Favorite..... When I first checked out his gallery I was impressed....
But when I got my first Savlen painting I was beyond impressed...."What!!?  This is f*$^ing awesome!"
I was prancing around my house and holding it against each wall to see where I could hang my new piece of awesomeness.  For those of you who don't know Mike's work, I'll let his paintings speak for themselves.  He is incredibly talented and his paintings are truly wall candy.  Not only is he one heck of an artist but he's a great guy (and his lady Donna-Lee is just as wonderful!)" April Vokey - British Columbia

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Hey hey! Wow Donna, thank you so much for taking up so much time with me.
This is the first "real" artwork I have ever purchased and I'm so thrilled with the art.
I was nervous about making the purchase but you made me feel like part of the family!
We can't wait to send you pics of where we hang it! I am so so so excited!!
Thanks again for being so gracious!!  
Courtney M. - North Carolina

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 Marlin Magazine - Gallery Issue
2010
 On The Water - Cover
November 2011
 Marlin Magazine - Gallery Issue
2009

 

"Please tell Mike that he is an outstanding artist and I wish I could afford
one of his originals, that would be more than I could ever dream of.
You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I will be letting everybody I know to
definitely get onto your website and have a look."  Evan D, New Zealand

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"Mike and Donna-Lee, got the print and LOVE it!!
I can practically smell the Saltwater and Belican Beer in Belize!!! Thanks again!! Peace!"
Kent S, Georgia

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"Hey! Robert, as expected, absolutely loved his present.
It looks amazing on his wall and he hung it up right after he opened it!!
The letter from Mr. Savlen was the highlight to him! Thank you so much for you hard work.
We will definitely keep in touch!
Tell Mr. Savlen thank you again!"  Alex Anne, Michigan

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Charleston Style & Design- Article
  Fall 2012
American Angler - Artist Spotlight
September 2009
On The Edge - Artist of The Year
   2010 Annual Publication

 

"Your service and very pleasant personality has made this dealing I've had with you
one of the best experiences
I have ever had when buying products from anywhere.

For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I will be back in touch with you soon.
As there are a couple more prints that I would like to add to my collection. 

So once again, thank you for everything you have done for me."  Evan D, Colorado
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"Wow, these prints are beautiful.  Thank you so much for working with me on these.
The colors are so vibrant they really add some life to our gloomy Seattle weather.
Many thanks and continued success to you."  Chris M. - Washington

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"AWESOME artwork! We are SO PLEASED - thank you! Ex. Packaging too! Mr.& Mrs. Jarvis, Texas

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"Hi Donna, The painting arrived here on in record time. Thank you so much for sending it out so quickly
so I could give it to my husband on his birthday! And he LOVES the painting!
I only wish I had gotten a bigger size!! Thank you"
  Karen B, Utah


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          Fly Fishing In Saltwaters
             2008 Gallery Issue
Fins & Skins - Product Feature
2011
  Fly Fishing In Saltwaters
  2007 Gallery Issue

 

"Sunset Bite" is more than just right!  The canvas print is beautiful;
colors vibrant, unique and head turning.  The subject concept is exotic and wistful...
Mike's artistry top notch as well. Wonderful addition to my office wall.
  Bob M ~ New Jersey

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" Mike you were excellent to work with! love the painting! What a great artist!" Scott M ~ Ohio

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"Mike, I wanted to thank you for the great piece of art I now have hanging in my house. 
The "Vanishing Native" piece is great, and is in the entry to my house so that everyone that comes into the house sees it.
It is also right oustide my home office so I can turn my chair to admire it whenever I want.
I really enjoy it.

I only wish I could afford the original, which I'm sure is even more stunning.
Thanks again for your outstanding art. 
I look forward to continuing to follow and admire your work."
  Vic B ~ Washington


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Sleeping In The Dirt - Interview
 Issue # 6 - February 2011
Bass Anglers Guide
September 2009
Fly Life Magazine
 September 2011


"My anniversary was on the 4th of December.
And my wife thought I'd bought her a fishing rod
but she got it all wrong.
She was so happy when she opened your amazing art she cried and the rest of us had a good laugh.

She loves the prints and they are away getting framed at the moment."  Andy C, California

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" Piece was more beautiful in person, a real talented guy. Fast delivery. "
  Lauren, Canada

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"I started the framing process today.
I can't wait for the result, The Brown trout is beautiful!
Thank you again for your help, the painting is so wonderful in real life I was so happy when I opened it.
I know which christmas gift will be RJ's favorite. He is going to love it!  Thanks again!"
  Jordyne, New Hampshire


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          Birdsall Marine Catalogue
                        2009
  Birdsall Marine Catalogue
2013
Birdsall Marine Catalogue
2010

 

Amazing print! Thank you for such an awesome print. My boyfriend is in love with it.  Nicole T, North Carolina

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Thank you so much for the AMAZING art! I have really enjoyed working with you
and appreciate everything you have done.
Have a wonderful holiday! Shannon P,  Florida

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"Merry Christmas!! We opened our Permit painting today. It is fantastic,
I am sure there will orders for more of your wonderful art."
Mike B, Florid


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Fish Schtick - Episode 21
Podcast Interview 2009

    Cabo Yachts Dealer Reference Guide
                           2011

Tideline Magazine - Cover
May/June 2012

 

" incredibly creative and skillful painter...a centerpiece to my collection " Paul B, United Kingdom

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I just received this Tarpon picture from Savlen and could not wait to get it on the wall!
The Print looks amazing and vibrant!  It really adds the perfect finishing touches to the cabin! Brian B, Idaho

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"The prints arrived last week. They look great and we are very happy with them.
The only sad part is that I've taken them to our local
framing place and
wont be able to see them again until next month."
Shaun, Australia

 

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Hogy Catalogue
2012
"Hustle & Fish"
Movie Cameo - 2009
Hogy Catalogue
2011


"Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the redfish.
Family did too. He looks so much better in person than on my desktop screen.
Thanks again for the artwork. I lOVE it!" Ms. Danielle N, Florida

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" Those who know their art, will laugh at what they once paid. Brilliant work kid! " Kalim, New York

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"OMG FABULOUS ! LOVE IT !
Face of a Rainbow arrived perfectly & meticulously packaged thank you!

And the beautiful rainbow trout art brings my new kitchen to life. 
Thanks so much I am thrilled & delighted !"
Robert G, Massachusetts


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Fish Eco Magazine (Sweden)
May 2012
Pool 32 Magazine (Denmark)
25 Page Spread
December 2011
 Fish Eco Magazine (Sweden)
 September 2011

 

"The piece looks incredible in my library, and he was a gentleman to deal with." Joseph T,  Connecticut

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"Amazing artist- Well packaged and already hanging!" William D,  South Carolina

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"Hi Mike, Here are some pics of "Dance of Angels" that I said I would send. I have to say I was "really" hesitant to send
these because the lighting is horrible!
..these pics do not do your beautiful painting justice.
But since I said I would send some I want to follow-up with you. I love your work!"
Pete,  Massachusetts

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" Execptional service & product. A credit to artists everywhere. I Strongly recommend Mike's work. Thank you. " Lea M, Florida

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" Excellent service'Wonderful Art.,Really love it. " Julie S, Puerto Rico