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Birds of the Preserve

I've spent the last several days painting this 48x24" canvas at Stroud Preserve outside West Chester... And each day the winds became so intense on this hill that my easel blew over. As the winds began to swirl, a trio of red tail hawks and a couple vultures were lifted together high in the sky as they commenced their hunt. While creating, I reflected on the Lenape indians who wandered this land thousands of years ago on personal quests to seek guidance from nature. I sought to embody their spirit and capture the experience of the wind and birds through mood-energizing textures and vibrating color.