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Hello everyone 

I would first like to tell you a little bit about myself and how the idea of palmfish came about.

Well I would first tell you why I came up with this idea.

I have been doing art for a while, mainly paintings and I needed to find something different that would excite me .

I wanted to do something 3 dimensional and would have a natural feel something you could find in nature .

And how I did it was probably a  little bit of luck.

I had a friend and  it just happened one day 

I was cleaning his yard and he had a lot of these palm fronds laying around so I asked if I could have some of these nice 

looking palms fronds and he said OK , I think he thought I was a little crazy wanting that trash , that's another story though ,

So with this trash or palm fronds I made a couple of  crazy looking palm frond fish I was so excited again it was very fun .Sold the first two at  the at the local Bazaar and I was more excited ,maybe I have something  I said to my self, and here I'm

26 years later still making them and having fun.


Right now they are all around the world in homes and in business's .


The fish were stage props in two TV series both were filmed here in San Diego.


"Pensacola Wing of Gold " was one and the other was called "High Tides"


Also the fish are in many fine restaurants like;


"The Cabana" in :Laguna Beach


"The Coyote Grill " in Laguna Beach


" Fins the Restaurant " in San Diego


"The Beach House " in San Diego


"Cass St Bar and Grill" in Pacific Beach and many more .


.They were also at the fair in 2002 and the landscaping show won many awards.


In 2003 my fish were at the entrance of the San Diego County fair .


That year the theme was called " Commotion by the Ocean ".


Also you could have seen them at Seaworld in 2004 to 2008 we had a little fish garden there .


Other shows I also include are;


Philadelphia worlds largest indoor plant and flower show 2004


Another show I was in was the San Diego G.P.S convention with the San Diego Wild Animal Park which helped sponsored it


The really talented award winning landscape artist Jeff Moore is credited for doing these shows




People of interest that own these are


Tony Hawk, world famous skateboarder


Paul Ecke, world famous flower grower or Poinsettia king.


People working at the Smithsonian Institute have bought  many a Palmfish.



These are the few of my  accomplishments so far .

I will try to create more exciting new Idea's that you will never forget this is my mission. 

I hope you love these fish as much as I do in creating them.

Dan Townsend

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