Tailored to the Task
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 Tailored to the Task, Angell states: "The form and habits of the harrier are beautifully tailored by the forces of evolution. In winter, along the shores of the Salish Sea, the birds stay aloft for hours, coursing back and forth on near-shore territory to which they lay claim. With long toes and legs, they reach deep into thatches of marsh grasses to seize small, furtive mammals."