William B. Hoyt (American, 1945 - present) - 'In the Channel'. Oil on artist board. Size: 6 inches x 8 inches. Signed in lower left. Late 20th century. An attractive small painting of a fly fisherman in waders casting in a Vermont stream. Hoyt was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of an avid sailor father and portrait artist mother. Much of his time was spent in the yachting community of Newport, Rhode Island. Hoyt studied art at Yale with Jack Tworkov and began portrait painting while serving in the U.S. Navy. In the early 1970s, Hoyt moved to Vermont, living initially in Barnard, and presently residing in Hartland.