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 Recovery, Angell states: "On winter trips to north sound river deltas 60 years ago, I never saw a single swan. Today, due to waterfowl-friendly agriculture and laws protecting them, both trumpeter and tundra swans winter here in the thousands. With the Cascades in the background, witnessing a formation of these massive swans is memorable. Likewise, when a flock settles at the roadside, their stark white and elegant forms standing on the dark soils of the delta are unforgettable."