“Feather light, glowing with color, often in constant movement, the essence of birds is hard to pin down, let alone depict in paint and paper,” Wood writes. “Using watercolor and ink and allowing the white of the paper to be part of the image, I’ve attempted to show the lightness and flightiness of these ethereal creatures.”
Frances Wood’s work shows her love for birds, with her delicate and accurate watercolors. In addition to her paintings, Wood has written “Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West,” which she also illustrated. She is also a script writer for NPR’s “BirdNote,” and writes a birding column for the South Whidbey Record.