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DEBORAH STRONG
AFCA


coloured pencil birds

Deborah's passion for birds is reflected in her sensitive coloured pencil renditions. Each reflects her own experience, a sighting from a west coast beach ramble, a forest walk, the bird feeder outside her studio window, or maybe a more exotic destination.

 

 

Two Warblers, Lake Louise
Coloured pencil drawing

I observed these birds on a camping trip in the Rocky Mountains.

Original available - contact the artist

 

 

Canadian Icon (Grey Jays)
Coloured pencil drawing

Grey jays were recently declared to be Canada's National Bird, and while not everyone would agree with the selection, I think these smart, adaptable birds are a perfect choice. I observed this pair in Strathcona Park as they eyed up the granola bar I was eating. They're also known a camp robbers (appropriately) and whiskey jacks.

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The Acrobat (Red-breasted Nuthatch)
Coloured pencil drawing

There are few more strikingly beautiful birds than wood ducks. They were once faced with extinction but thankfully conservation efforts has restored them. They can be viewed in abundance at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and other locations where woodland meets water.

Original available - contact the artist

 


 

Mr & Mrs (Wood Ducks)
Coloured pencil drawing

There are few more strikingly beautiful birds than wood ducks. They were once faced with extinction but thankfully conservation efforts has restored them. They can be viewed in abundance at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and other locations where woodland meets water.

Original available - contact the artist

 


 

Barred Owl
Coloured pencil miniature drawing

While these owls are quite common in my region, I'm always thrilled to catch a glimpse or hear their haunting call.

Original available - contact the artist

 

  

Songbird miniatures
Coloured pencil

I have an ever changing selection of miniature coloured pencil drawings, they're roughly 2" x 3-4" in size.

Originals available - contact the artist

 



 


Golden Crowned Kinglet
Coloured pencil

From fall through to early spring, the forests and woodlands in my area abound with flocks of these tiny twittering jewels.

Original available - contact the artist

 


 

Butterflies and Goosebumps:
Chinese Geese and Cabbage Butterflies
Coloured pencil

I have developed an interest in birds with wattles. When I saw these Chinese Geese at a country fair, I was enthralled with not only the "bump" on their foreheads but their overall exotic appearance. I paired them with cabbage butterflies in homage to their pest-control role as farmyard birds, and couldn't resist the whimsical touch of a caterpillar chewing on a corner of the background.

Original available - contact the artist

Crested Oropendola
Coloured pencil, Image size:

In the spring at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, the marsh comes alive with these small birds. The males broadcast their presence with a distinctive call, defining their territories and warning potential trespassing rivals to stay away.

Original available - contact the artist

 

Silk paintings of birds observed in Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and other countries.