Date(s) - 05/01/19
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In Birds of the West, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western species using different media, from quick sketches with pen and ink to more carefully planned and vivid block prints. Through more than 120 paintings, Molly explores seven Western habitats, sharing both her evocative personal encounters and the natural histories of the species typically found in these places, from backyard favorites like robins and chickadees to alpine-dwelling great gray owls and mountain bluebirds. From the diminutive ruby-crowned kinglet to the majestic golden eagle, Mollys range of art and detail encourages all of us, whether artists or not, to observe our feathered friends more closely.

Whether you choose to pick up a brush and paint or simply enjoy the magnificence of nature as depicted in Mollys artwork, Birds of the West is guaranteed to delight and inspire.

Molly Hashimoto is dedicated to connecting people of all ages to nature through hands-on art experiences. She teaches and leads plein air watercolor workshops around the West, including at the North Cascades Institute, Yellowstone Forever Institute, and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Molly lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her online at