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 says of Trickster: "Whether writing about them or rendering them in line or sculpture, the ubiquitous raven has stirred my imagination. The more I reference the birds, the greater my sense there is much more to learn and say. I will forever remain one of its students. When coloring this drawing, I repeatedly returned to highlighting the bird’s posture and attitude to emphasize an expression that conveys its sagacious nature."