One day, feeling down, I walked outside hoping the fresh air would lift my spirits. One of these magnificent birds swooped low beside me and landed on a tree just feet from me—the first Pileated Woodpecker I had seen on our land! We now have a pair in our woods, and every time I see them, I am reminded of that gift.
Pileated Pair is currently on display at the East Fishkill Library in Hopewell Junction, NY. If you're interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(This painting is based on reference photos by me and by Samantha Keith-- many thanks to Sam for permission to use her photos of the wildlife she sees around her home.)