Over the Late Winter Sea
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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.
"In fall and through the winter four species of loon can sometimes be seen or heard on our marine waters. Mythic birds these loons, their calls cut through the fog over the bay [...] on Lopez Island. By the very end of winter the Common Loon begins its molt into its breeding plumage. I've watched them on Shark Reef, just off shore and cutting low over the water as they head back to the far north." - Tony Angell