Artist's Corner Archives - Salish Current

‘The First Warm Day of Spring’

April 1, 2024
Ava Stuller

The fleeting early-spring beauty of an orchard on a warm day offers inspiration.

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The merlin: a bold — even indomitable — bird along the Salish Sea

March 6, 2024
Tony Angell

Small in size but bold, merlins occupy slopes and shorelines along the Salish Sea, and have adapted to thrive in suburban and coastal communities.

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The barn owl: a good neighbor

December 7, 2023
Tony Angell

Unique among owls, this species has co-evolved with humankind and throughout its range has sustained and even expanded its numbers by routinely using the structures that we construct as sites to raise their broods.

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Sky Cutter

May 19, 2023
Tony Angell

The common nighthawk winters as far as the Amazon Basin and returns to this area to nest in summer. Ironically and contrary to its name, the common nighthawk’s numbers are diminishing.

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Spring Fields

April 7, 2023
Thomas William Jones

Spring in the Skagit Valley inspires an artist’s vision.

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Determined Flight

February 16, 2023
Tony Angell

One of the larger terns — the Caspian — migrates throughout the world and now resides in the Salish Sea.

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Rise Above 2020

January 19, 2023
Eve McCauley-Chomiak

Persistence paid off for Eve McCauley-Chomiak, when searching for a snowy owl amid snow-patched fields on the Skagit Flats.

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Moonlight

November 22, 2022
Tony Angell

Capturing the boldness and beauty of the owl’s attitude and form commemorates the moment.

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Sunset at Wiley Slough

November 9, 2022
Thomas William Jones

A longtime watercolor artist found inspiration in the Skagit Valley’s protected estuaries during a dramatic sunset.

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On Watch

October 19, 2022
Tony Angell

Inspiration for carvings in stone may come from the stones themselves, but originates inside the artist as well, muses Tony Angell.

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Artist’s Corner / Tailored to the task

February 11, 2021
Tony Angell

The northern harrier is a regular presence along the outer fields, sloughs and dikes bordering the Salish Sea.

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