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 determined Flight: "Aloft, caspian terns have a determined momentum to their flight. It is no wonder they appear to be seeking a destination, as these species are endurance travelers. One population of arctic terns pursues an annual 50,000 mile path from pole to pole and back again. Long-lived, a 20-year old arctic tern will have flown over its lifetime the equivalent of four round trips to the moon."