Beautiful birds come to life in Sally Edmonds‘ pastel portraits. The Australia-based artist uses numerous pastels and colored pencils to capture the vibrant plumage of parrots, wrens, roosters, and other avian animals. Through meticulous blending and layering, she renders vivid profiles of birds that celebrate their individuality.
Originally from the UK, Edmonds emigrated to Australia with her husband where she eventually started working as a full-time artist. Her interest in birds as subjects was sparked when she began keeping them at home and learning about their unique personalities and mannerisms.