Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Delivery
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Costello Hinchey Fine Arts Studios

CHS Blog

CHS Blog Post New Entry

Another Fresh Water Mussel Costume!

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 9 August, 2019 at 2:35 Comments comments (1839)

I started this costume almost a year ago. There is so much more to designing and creating these costumes that most realize. It's all painstakingly hand created and painted. Inspired by the Lampsilis fasciola, common name the Wavy-rayed Lampmussel complete with darter lure headdress. This one was created for the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Williamstown, West Virginia! Contact us to have your native species costume created!

The bottom photo shows the inside anatomy of the mussel.




Freshwater Mussel by L.Costello Hinchey

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 3 October, 2015 at 0:00 Comments comments (1)

Designed, created and hand painted fresh water mussel.


Creating a Hellbender!

Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 21 August, 2015 at 11:45 Comments comments (0)

Kind of sounds like something from a Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel.  



Hand created Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (eastern hellbender salamander) by Artist, L. Costello Hinchey for the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable by a grant by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife.