In a remarkably fresh, sometimes humorous style, wildlife artist Catherine Clark captures the birds around us in her art. These are the avian creatures that populate our backyards, forests, and seashores, from coast to coast, bringing colour and beauty into our lives. The artwork, reproduced in full-colour, shows her keen eye, skilled hand, and deep love of the natural world. Over 200 drawings and paintings are accompanied by observations about the birds and their habits, as well as reflections on the process of creating the paintings. The images represent the artist's choice of her favourites among the hundreds she has created to illustrate articles on birds and wildlife. They demonstrate not only her unique artistic viewpoint, but commitment to the care and preservation of the world around her. They will bring enjoyment to the reader while inspiring them to take a look out their windows, to stroll in a field, wander in the woods, and, perhaps, to take some small action to save what they see.
Catherine Clark grew up drawing and painting wildlife in Binghamton, New York, where she volunteered and was eventually hired at Ross Park Zoo as a graphic artist. Catherine now lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.She has been illustrating a weekly newspaper column, "Ask the Bird Folks," for seven years.