Lance Marshall Boen

Lance has shown his sculptures in numerous art shows and museums throughout the country.  Lance’s artwork has been featured on TV programs including:

Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made”, Season 30, Episode 5

Great American Country’s “The Ultimate Sportsman’s Lodge”

With an international following, Lance’s sculptures are displayed in collections throughout the world and his work can be viewed in person by appointment at his studio gallery in Polson, Montana.

Lance Marshall Boen received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from La Verne University where he focused on painting.  He then went on to achieve a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University, where he studied sculpture.  During that time his passion for painting, sculpture, and fishing merged organically to inspire his current work.

Known for creating one of a kind fish sculptures, Lance hand tools and paints surreal storytelling images on the sculptures’ leather surface.  The textured scenes flow with movement and action as they display imagery about angling or the aquatic lives and habitats of the fish.  Lance’s work is often larger-than-life and ranges from finely detailed tropical fish to epically sized saddle-wearing trout measuring up to 10 feet.

Lance’s most recent work focuses on creating an underwater environment art experience.  To create multi-layered environments, Lance incorporates vintage saddle tack, antique baseball gloves, and western rigs.  These visually rich installations invite the viewer into a unique interpretation of the fishes’ environment.  Each time they are explored, hidden within, become discovered.

Lance Marshall Boen in his Carmel Valley Studio

Magazine Articles

Big Sky Journal

Fly Fishing 2020

Western Art & Architecture

December 2019 / January 2020

Sierra Fisherman

Winter 2015

Sporting Classics

Spring/Summer 2015

African Hunting Gazette

Spring 2012

Western Art & Architecture Magazine

Spring/Summer 2009

California Fly Fisher Magazine

February 2009

American Angler Magazine

July/August 2008

Carmel Magazine

Holiday 2006

Fish & Fly Magazine

Autumn 2006

Wildlife Art

September/October 2006

Sporting Classics

January/February 2006

Art of Angling Journal

Volume 1 / Issue 3

Carmel Valley Country

October 2004

Fish & Fly

Winter 2003

Wild on the Fly

Spring 2003