In the late 80's Sprague moved to Naples, Florida. Although he continued to paint Panama in his studio located in his converted garage, Sprague added to his subject matter to include the Bahamas, American fishermen, and women on the beach.
In the early 90's, Sprague moved to Newport News, Virginia where he set up not only a painting studio in his converted garage but also a bronze casting studio in his back yard. Always stimulated by his surroundings, Sprague added to his subject matter to include the Chesapeake Bay fishermen.
The summer of 2017, Sprague relocated once again to New Orleans, Louisiana where he was immediately stimulated by the artsy environment of the city. He began visiting local bars to sketch, draw, and paint the people and jazz bands.
Sprague captures a Bahamian fishermen as he spears his catch for the day.
Sprague captures a Bahamian fisherman resting on a Sunday afternoon.
Sprague captures the Bahamian fishermen anchored on a rainy Sunday morning.
Fishing in the Bay of Panama has always been one of Al Sprague's pastimes. He introduced the love of fishing to his children at a very young age. "Afternoon Catch" captures the fishermen pulling in their catch.
In this painting, Al Sprague captures the tranquility of fly fishing in the Montana outdoors.
Fishing has always been one of Sprague's favorite pastimes. He has fished all over the world including Alaska, Montana, and of course Panama. "Alexander Fly Fishing" was painted after a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska and captures the serenity of freshwater fly fishing and was named after Al's grandson.
Al Sprague spent much of his life in communities near the ocean and enjoys capturing the colors and beauty of life on the beach. "Summer's End" captures a scene very familiar to all who love to spend time on the beach.
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Sprague spent many years living near the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. During these years, he captured the essence of the american fishermen of the region.