24 April 2013

What if

« Camille Engel and husband Todd have created a bird sanctuary surrounding their home/studio. 

When the doors to the artist's studio are open, titmice, chickadees, house wrens, cardinals and hummingbirds often fly into the studio and perch directly on her easel, which gave Camille Engel her idea for this series.  

The Trespasser series of 12 x 12 inch oil paintings reflects a whimsical comment on how people destroy birds’ natural homes by their construction invasion. 

This series is based upon the thought, what if birds were to take over our living environments!?

This series of paintings depicts birds who are welcomed trespassers in Camille Engel's studio and built their nests in her art supplies (& other man-made objects.)»

American goldfinch


Carolina wren

Cedar waxwing

Eastern bluebird

English blue tit

English sparrow

European robin

Northern flicker

Tufted titmouse



Other paintings from Camille Engel's Trespasser series

Her Literary Roost series (with birds)

Other bird paintings by Camille Engel