Inspired by nature, artist Angela Moulton creates stylized bird portraits that are bursting with color and texture. Each impasto painting features abstract layers of thick brushstrokes that are built up to form each adorably plump body, perched on tree branches.
Moulton splits her time between Illinois and Idaho, where she comes across the many different bird species that inspire her. “I paint a lot of North American birds because it's my home. But I love painting many birds from all over the world,” Moulton reveals on her blog. “I love songbirds because they are so cute and fat and sweet.” From cute chickadees to small sparrows, each expressively rendered oil painting captures the charm of the artist’s feathered subjects.
Moulton builds up layers of colorful, thick oil paint to create stylized depictions of each bird, often accentuating their rounded bodies and fluffy plumage. Her signature style not only reveals her talent for form, but also her eye for color. Each vibrant painting features complimentary hues that evoke the happy sound of bird songs in spring and summer.