Birds take on a larger than life presence in my work. As a long-time bird owner, I see my subjects up close every day. I’ve learned to appreciate their personality as much as their beautiful colors, shapes, and patterns. Birds always remain their own master, and my art is about capturing their indomitable spirit. Like the ancient shamans, who once drew spiritual power from animals, birds are my source of creative power.
Lyell Castonguay’s woodblock prints depict the natural world as seen through the filter of the artist’s imagination. He teaches woodblock printmaking as the Co-Director of BIG INK, a collaborative project that facilitates the production of large-scale woodblock prints. Castonguay resides in Newmarket, NH.