Collection: In Flight and Song
This series is inspired by the song and flight of birds and other winged creatures.
I spent many years as a natural history interpreter in provincial parks in Canada. I led bird tours and hikes, painted informative signage, and drew guide pamphlets describing the flora and fauna of different habitats in the park. I joined far more experienced bird watchers on their hikes and spent copious hours listening to and watching all this magnificent wildlife.
While my job no longer lends me hours in the wilderness, my heart is still there, tromping through the underbrush with binoculars and ears tuned to the sounds in the treetops. These paintings are reflective of not only the flight of various winged animals but their songs and sound as well. They express the feelings these birds evoke in me and my interpretation of their spirit and energy.