Two artists are brought together by their admiration for documenting the beauty and wonder one finds within nature. Jennifer Anderson and Christine Crozier are connected not only by being friends and visual artists who are mutually interested in the nature narrative, but also through another common denominator – the occurrence of stumbling upon birds in their natural habitat.
Kindred Spirits speaks not only to Jennifer and Christine’s shared friendship but also to the mutual understanding that art and nature are seemingly separate subjects that, for them, inherently go hand-in-hand. The practice of observation is embedded in the practice of painting.
Christine Crozier explains further, “I have been fascinated and enchanted by birds most of my life. Growing u at the edge of San Francisco Bay where I could spend hours on my own finding, drawing, and watching migratory and shore birds informed my love of nature and the avian world that only increases my fascination.”
Jennifer Anderson grew up surrounded by nature on a family farm in the woods of Massachusetts. With family connections to naturalists and artists, Anderson was encouraged at an early age to follow her growing love of art-making and connecting this to the natural world, especially birds. “Birds never cease to amaze me – each species seems magical in its own right. Being able to capture their beauty with inks, brushes and paint makes me feel fortunate indeed.”