Influenced by the exotic, lush landscapes of his childhood years in Hawaii, Hunt Slonem's richly colored, impressionistic bird paintings are celebrated worldwide. For the first time, Slonem's birds are collected into a single, luxurious volume. In Birds, the Louisiana-born artist pays homage to these remarkable creatures through hundreds of engaging artworks.
Dramatic and vivid, Slonem's avian subjects seem unconfined to a flat surface, brimming as they are with texture and movement. The compelling nature of these paintings lies in the tension between the birds' ability to soar and their often captive state (though Slonem's own birds are often spotted flying around his studio). The world-renowned artist’s vibrantly patterned canvases are a celebration and a paean to birds, sure to entice returning fans and new viewers.
Praised by his contemporaries for his "neo-expressionist" style, Hunt Slonem reaches for new heights in this dazzling new work. As a follow-up to his earlier elegant title, Bunnies, this hardcover volume features metallic ink, silver gilded edges, a ribbon marker, and an acetate jacket. Within the pages, Slonem's unique "cross-hatching" style examines nature and technique, pleasing bird-lovers and fine art aficionados alike. These exquisite paintings by one of the art world's preeminent contemporary figures make Birds a necessary addition to any serious art or avian library.