9 paintings from artist Molly Hashimoto’s new book of birds

Birds of the West by Molly Hashimoto
The cover of Birds of the West by Molly Hashimoto

In her new book, Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide, Molly Hashimoto shares more than 120 different images of birds from western habitats.

From backyard favorites such as robins and chickadees to alpine-dwelling Great Gray Owl and Mountain Bluebird, the award-winning artist features nearly 100 species in her book, which was published by Mountaineers Books. In her art, Hashimoto uses different media, from quick sketches with pen and ink to carefully planned and vivid block prints to reveal different qualities of birds.

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In addition to Hashimoto’s paintings, the book includes sidebars with drawing techniques for artists of all abilities, and poems and passages from other artists and writers to celebrate the beauty of birds.

We’re proud to present the following images from Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide.

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