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 Capture: "Spotted owls are specialists in their feeding habits and have evolved to capture species that are adapted to the ancient forest habitat. Like other owls, they do not build nests, but seek out the hollows in old growth trees or the dense bundles of mistletoe. There they fashion a bowl in which to settle to incubate their eggs and brood their young."