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 Companions, Angell states: Throughout my early boyhood in California, I kept kestrels as constant companions. Emissaries of the open foothills and meadows of the San Fernando Valley, they were among my earliest sources of artistic inspiration. Comfortable in my company, they revealed the particulars of their tribe. I remain rapt by their incomparable capacities of flight.