Bill Rice of Warren, CT, has been carving and painting avian subjects for more than 40 years, bringing the freedom of flight indoors for collectors and creating a sense of wonder through dynamic renditions of birds in which he captures their beauty, personality, and even spiritual essence, with fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Born in 1952, Rice is a self-taught artist who began painting as a teenager and began sculpting avian subjects while working as a carpenter. His devotion to observing the habits and activities of birds inspires the artist’s finely crafted bird sculptures. Rice’s work has been featured in many national wildlife exhibits and is in the permanent collections of the Ward Foundation Museum of Wildfowl Art and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, as well as private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Gregory James Gallery is fortunate to be among the distinguished galleries that represent Rice and also home to a suite of sculptures perfect for the art lover or collector on your holiday gift list, including an aerobatic barn swallow in flight and a delightful hummingbird poised on a peony bud. What better way to give the house a flash of cheerful color and inspiration over the winter months.

Contact Gregory James Mullen for details and pricing, by phone at 860-354-3436, or by email at GregoryJamesG@aol.com, or visit the gallery and see the works first-hand.

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