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 Seldom Seen: "A most secretive individual is the diminutive flammulated owl. I’ve seen wild ones only at dusk, fleeting shadows amid ponderosa pines in the Eastern Cascades. They depart as quickly as they appear. Holding an injured one on my hand once allowed me to appreciate the beauty of the cryptic coloring and intricate patterns in their plumage. It is understandable that they are fashioned to be unseen, but unfortunate their seclusion (or my impatience) reduces awareness of their presence."
This piece is presented in a minimal black frame behind glass. The frame size is 15.5 x 13.25 inches.