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Ray Troll

From his tree-top studio, high above the Tongass Narrows in Ketchikan, Alaska, Ray Troll draws and paints fishy images that migrate into museums and onto cards. His unique blend of art and science has been featured in museum displays at the Smithsonian, Seattle's Burke Museum, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, among others. Ray and author Brad Matsen, have collaborated on three books: Shocking Fish Tales, Planet Ocean, and Raptors, Fossils, Fins and Fangs, a children's book.  Ray and his wife Michelle, own and operate the SOHO COHO Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery located on a spawning stream in the former red light district of Ketchikan.  When not at the drawing board, Ray is a father of two, an avid rock hound and, of course, an ardent angler.