Birds

Birds are arguably the most accessible animal on earth. Wherever we are living, so are birds. Even in the most congested and polluted cities of the world, birds survive and thrive alongside us. Many times, they leverage us as much as we benefit from them. As I spend my own time interacting with them and learning from them, I feel compelled to tell the stories of those experiences and how they relate to our own.

Baby Seagull by Don Wesley

Baby Seagull


Ink on bristol board. 5 x 7 inches.
Drawn as a 15 yr old in Cincinnati, OH. 1986.
Artist's collection.
Bird number 1 by Don Wesley

Bird #1


Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 30 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in San Jose, CA.
Hummingbird by Don Wesley

Hummingbird


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Guineafowl by Don Wesley

Guineafowl


Acrylic on canvas. 34 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Study for Cattle Egret


Office supplies on folder. 8 x 8 inches.
Drawn in Redmond, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Cattle Egret


Acrylic on linen. 22 x 28 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Remodeled in 2005.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Cattle Egret


Wax crayon on paper. 20 x 16 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Location unknown.
Kingfisher by Don Wesley

Kingfisher


Wax crayon on paper. 16 x 20 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Flicker by Don Wesley

Flicker


Wax crayon on paper. 20 x 16 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Location unknown.
Flicker by Don Wesley

Flicker


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Edmonton, Alberta.
Hears Hard by Don Wesley

Hears Hard


Acrylic on linen. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 2000.
Original available for purchase.
Greenbacks by Don Wesley

Greenbacks


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 2000.
Private collection in Everett, WA.
Sparrow Finch and Black-eyed Seed by Don Wesley

Sparrow, Finch, and Black-eyed Seed


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Turkey Vulture by Don Wesley

Turkey Vulture


Acrylic on linen. 40 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Collection of Kitsap County 1% for Art.
Seagull on Ferry by Don Wesley

Seagull on Ferry


Acrylic on linen. 10 x 30 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Xenia, OH.
What's love got to do with it by Don Wesley

What's love got to do with it?


Acrylic on artboard. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Ollala, WA.

Two Crows in a Madrona on Magnolia


Acrylic on linen. 32 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private commission in Redmond, WA.

Estuary


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Location unknown.

Frigate it!


Acrylic on artboard. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Location unknown.

So Close, Yet So Far Away


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Location unknown.

Cattle Egret


Acrylic on linen. 28 x 22 inches.
Remodeled in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Scrub Jay


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Over Easy


Acrylic on canvasboard. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Original available for purchase.

Tanager on the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Tracyton, WA.

Osprey over the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 20 x 16 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Day Creek, WA.

Swallow over the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Breakthrough


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Artist's collection.

Brown Creeper Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Peregrine Falcon Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Cormorant Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

White-Crowned Sparrow at Dusk


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Original available for purchase.

Don't Be Eyeballing Me


Acrylic on artboard. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Donated to WestSound Wildlife Shelter Auction.

Smorgasbord


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Crow Couples


Oil on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Futile Protest


Oil bar on canvasboard. 22 x 18 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Maui, HI.

The Turkey


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Bufflehead


Acrylic on canvas. 10 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection Bremerton, WA.

Double Dipper


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Donated to Poncho Art Auction.

The Rednecked Grebe


Acrylic on canvasboard. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Loon


Acrylic on canvasboard. 20 x 16 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Original available for purchase.

The Oystercatcher


Acrylic on canvasboard. 8 x 16 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Xenia, OH.

Piling Topper


Acrylic on paper. 10 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection Bremerton, WA.

The Waxwing


Acrylic on cardboard. 8 x 10 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Perspective


China marker on fiberboard. 12 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Original available for purchase.

The Creepers


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Night Walkers


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Americanos


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Original available for purchase.

The Flickers


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Original available for purchase.

Eagle 1:1


Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Sale pending

Thankful Thomas


Mixed media on masonite. 22 x 28 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

The Owl


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

The Heron


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Heron


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

Swamped


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Original available for purchase.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2010.
Currently at Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA
Dusk by Don Wesley

Dusk


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2012.
Original available for purchase.
The Stowaway by Don Wesley

The Stowaway


Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Ehsan family collection.
Tree Topper and Bluebird Corduroy by Don Wesley

Tree Topper and Bluebird Corduroy


Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 24 inches each.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Original available for purchase.
Green Warbler by Don Wesley

The Green Warbler


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 12 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Original available for purchase.

Great blue owl


Acrylic, 6 x 6 x 1.5 in.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2017.
Original available for purchase.

The Widgeon


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Original available for purchase.

The Harlequin


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Original available for purchase.
Allegory of the Viceroy

Allegory of the Viceroy


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Original available for purchase.
The Red-eyed Soothsayer

The Red-eyed Soothsayer


Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 10 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Original available for purchase.
The Apt Protester

The Apt Protester


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Currently at Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA