Birds & Branches started out as a fun, monochromatic exercise one April afternoon and blossomed into a celebration of avian splendor in every color of the rainbow. As I paint, I imagine the secret lives of these jewel-toned birds, because just like us, each one is an individual. Has Sergio alighted on this branch on his way to aerial tango lessons? Does Olga question the wisdom of indulging in one last juicy, golden berry? Henri is clearly going to a poetry reading in his jaunty beret, and as for the rest, I guess we’ll never know for sure—but we can always have fun imagining their colorful lives!