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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.
Angell states about New Resident: "The black merlin is a small, sleek and daring falcon that has surely benefited from the proliferation of suburban songbirds as a source of food. In the past I would explore wilder places to watch these hunter/provocateurs chase sandpipers and harass crows. They can successfully remodel an old crow’s nest to raise their brood and are seen doing this just down the road from our north Seattle residence."