Paul Nelson found inspiration for his Wild Birds Flying series from an unlikely source. The works of John James Audubon, a famous 19th century artist who painted every North American bird known at the time, inspired Paul to create a modern-day portrayal of these graceful avian creatures.
Paul has done an exquisite job of taking Audubon’s original concept to new heights. He uses complex photographic techniques to freeze the birds in flight as they are netted for tracking purposes or released into the wild (no birds are harmed in the process). The result, as Paul explains: “…strikes a balance that is at once beautiful, intimate, and compelling. Birds frozen in flight — the arresting images so surreal that they seem worlds apart from the avian creatures common to any backyard.”
Paul’s images are available as limited edition prints in our store where artist-signed pieces start as low as a hundred bucks!