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 Fledgling Pair, Angell states: "A peregrine’s cliff nest near my island studio has offered me decades of opportunities to watch young birds in early summer. By late fall, adult falcons stop feeding their offspring, and the youngsters are on their own. This particular lithograph was part of a successful effort of The Nature Conservancy of Washington to acquire and preserve nesting habitat for these falcons. Working on this drawing, I imagined an encounter with a pair of the recently fledged birds, meeting them eye to eye."