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Rooted in a deep sense of place, Billy Hassell’s eye-catching paintings radiate stunning colours and nature-inspired patterns. From a young age, Hassell was called to the creek beds and wild places near his childhood home in Dallas, Texas. His art is inspired by the creatures he brought home in his pockets, the feathered friends he made on his adventures, and the nature that surrounded him. Blending realism and abstraction with bright, saturated boldness, he captures and translates the magic of his vivid memories.
Four of Hassell’s vibrant bird-centric artworks are collected in this notecard set. Contains five each of the following images: Painted Buntings with Sunflowers, 2019 Homing Instinct, 2013 The Moment Before, 2014 Into the Blue, 2009
• 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks• High-quality 250 gsm card stock• Soft white envelopes• Pomegranate’s notecard sets feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world• Box size:: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.• Card size:: 5 x 7 in.
About the Artist: Billy Hassell“Mother Nature’s stylist,” is how the New York Times refers to Billy Hassell, whose vivid paintings are studies in stylized naturalism, rooted in a deep sense of place. An artist and conservationist since childhood, Hassell (American, b. 1956) roamed the creeks and uncultivated areas around Dallas and began his life’s work by observing and drawing the lizards and other creatures he carried home in his pockets. He was as fascinated by their patterns and colors as he was by their very existence. Like the natural world itself, his paintings are charged with color and life, their energy balanced by points of stillness. He invites viewers to be quiet for a moment and venture into the wild. This inquisitive artist’s work is influenced by his travels, and though he still calls Texas home, he enjoys getting to know the land and its denizens wherever he goes. Throughout his career, Hassell has created limited-edition lithograph series whose sales support conservation-related organizations such as Audubon Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Big Bend Conservancy.
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