Tony Angell’s passion for nature began in childhood, through exploring and studying wildlife and his artistic talent is innate. He developed and strengthened his skills through drawing and sculpting from life, often through study of the wild creatures he has rehabilitated. Angell’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures capture the characteristics and gestures of his subjects, beautifully communicating moments he has witnessed in the wild. Telling the stories of the animals who inspire his work, Angell’s work continues to expand our appreciation of the uniqueness and personalities each living thing exudes.
About Discovered, Angell states: "Another resident of the northwest we may seldom see is the marbled murrelet. In fall and winter, this pigeon-sized seabird dwells well off our coasts on open water. In spring, it flutters inland to settle in the remaining fragments of our ancient forests. High in the canopy, it will raise its single youngster. Of all Pacific Northwest native birds, the murrelet was the last to reveal its nesting habits. Only since the 1970s have scientists concluded that old growth stands were crucial to its continued existence here."