The shining hummingbird

Joanna Bagley

Painter Sculptor Ceramicist



This painting was inspired by a recent trip to South America where I witnessed these birds in flight. The sound of their wings was like helicopters as they hovered next to flowers and plants. I hoped to catch a little of that movement, accuracy and skill. Also what inspired me was the absolute delight they seem to have; joie de vivre.

This painting therefore has some very positive and energetic overtones, giving it a feeling of warmth and generosity.

Painted in acrylics on canvas.