Pigeon Guillemots - Castle Rock off Lopez Island
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.
This piece is presented in a minimal black frame behind glass.
As the artist explains, "In late winter, pigeon guillemots gather to socialize, court, and pair up for the forthcoming nesting season. Male guillemots entice a female’s interest with offerings of small fish. These birds’ activity, dramatic patterns of black and white against the stubble of stone and seaweed, attract the artist’s eye." [Guillemot Colony on Castle Rock, quoted in the artist's book "Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye," page 105.]