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 Over Cattails, Angell states: "In the distance, a hawk is slowly making its way above the edges of the estuary where a line of marsh grasses separate waters from shore. The bird flies with focused intention scanning what to my eye seems to be an impenetrable tangle of cover. Throughout the day, mile after mile, the harrier flies the margins of its winter territory landing only when it makes a strike into the cattails with its long legs and taloned toes. Nothing caught, and in an instant it’s back into the air continuing its run - a dark feathered needle gracefully stitching its livelihood to these quiet and somber places."
This piece is presented mounted on a minimal black frame, no glass. The frame size is 13.5 x 16.5 inches.