This gallery showcases my new series of expressive oil paintings depicting birds with personalities. After living and working in New York City for over ten years and relocating to Providence, Rhode Island, I became inspired by cardinals living in my backyard. The textural surface of these paintings appear sculptural. This effect of applying thick paint with brushes and palette knives to produce a textural surface is known as “impasto.

All Images © 2016-2018 Judy Araujo Volkmann