Artist Focus Page
Artist Anne Peyton has a motto for her life: “All birds, all of the time.” She elaborates, “Either I am looking at birds, training birds or feeding birds. But most days, you will find me painting birds. There are days when I am lucky to spend time working with captive birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures.
The time with them allows me to study them carefully, which comes in quite handy when painting a raptor. I also find field study to be just as useful.”
Over the years, Peyton has found that the painters she admires the most are the ones with direct knowledge of their subject matter. “Because of this, I try to spend as much time as possible studying raptors and other birds in the wild,” she says. “Cameras allow me to take details home with me, but I find I remember the best bird subjects and their behaviors when seen with my eyes.”
Peyton says her focus is to bring the birds she has seen in the field closer to the eyes of viewers. “My hope is to share my passion for birds by relating their beauty through art,” she says. “I also want to spark an emotion. As a wildlife conservationist, I believe that people will only care for the things they love. If my paintings can inspire the viewer to want to know more about birds and to care for them a bit more, then I have had a successful day.”
Hawk of the Sun, acrylic, 20 x 30”
Autumn Chill, acrylic, 12 x 9”
Overcast, acrylic, 16 x 20"