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 The Vigil: "I cannot imagine the goshawk separate from the mythic setting of an ancient forest. The species remains distant and mysterious despite many books sharing authors’ personal experiences with the bird, or hawking manuals with procedures for training the species. They are a reminder to calm my arrogant ways and question assumptions that allow me to think I know all the answers and can hold dominance over all things."