This is the might acorn woodpecker presented as the special saintly bird that it is. The geometric star shape behind the birds head is accented by iridescent bronze paint. This is one of my favorite birds, I admire both for it's exciting and slightly punk rock color scheme and for it's persistence for hammering out large holes in dead wood to store acorns in.  

- Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes

Melanerpes Formicivorus

Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

16" h x 12" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 4 oz.



Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Boulder Creek, California

Getting to Know Jennifer

All of Jennifer’s paintings are representative of an encounter with a critter in natural settings. “Being out in nature is important to me, and I have gotten to see so many wild animals as a result,” she says. “Each time I have an interaction with a new creature, I then create a piece of artwork out of that experience.” Jennifer views animals as being essential companions to mankind. Humans are fascinated by animals; we engage with them, study them, and integrate them into culture. Though Jennifer began her career as an artist painting the human figure, her switch to animals felt only natural. She works from her home studio where she can see birds and squirrels darting in and out of the redwood trees outside.