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 Ancient Forest Spotted Owl: "Encountering wild spotted owls in an ancient forest can be haunting. Their life is normally remote from humans and our activities. Because of this, they often show little fear and possess an element of innocence when encountered. In my few contacts with the birds, they initially seemed as curious about me as I was of them. What a rare encounter, to come upon a wild, complex and beautiful being and exchange mutual inquiry."