Dempsey Essick is a self taught, self expressed realist watercolor artist. He is known as the Hummingbird Bird Artist; not only for the hummingbirds he paints but for the hidden hummingbirds he hides in his paintings.
A joy of September is the arrival of the morning glory in gardens and cornfields just in time for harvest. The morning glory with its twining vines and bell shaped flowers that last only for a day, adds a wonderful touch of color to the landscape as the fall season nears.
The rendering is a happy depiction of hummingbirds, a bluebird and a butterfly enjoying the freshness of an early September morning. May this painting alert you to the abundance of morning glories on our surrounding countryside. Distinguish the male hummer and then look closely for the hidden hummer.
"Since our last posting, our fine art printer and long time friend, Tom Hall passed away after a sudden two month illness and we are still reeling from that loss. Due to that and my upcoming retirement, I am sad to report that there will be no fall print release. As I prepare for our last Christmas season in the shop, I have released a small edition print that features my favorite subject matter. It will be sold framed only, on a first come basis."
Rumor has it that thousands of hummingbirds failed to make migration but rather chose to meet on local power lines with area bluebirds to discuss the retirement of Hummingbird Artist and Bluebird Lover Dempsey Essick.
Happy Retirement, Dempsey!