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.
"Busy" and "Energetic" are the two words most often used in describing the "Carolina Chickadee." All you need is a window feeder with a handful of sunflower seeds and you can be guaranteed a visit every day. It is fascinating to watch as the small gray and black birds pick up a seed, fly to a nearby limb, place the seed between their feet and peck it open. Then they return for another, and another, and another...
Colored an almost textured pearl gray and white, the Tufted Titmouse is a small bird with a big voice. If one partakes of the sunflower seeds in your window feeder you can hear their "CLEAR, CLEAR, CLEAR" call throughout your house and yard. They are cousins of the Carolina Chickadee. Where you see one you'll usually see the other. They are like Mother Nature's decoration for your yard.
Titled so because of the company they provide Dempsey during his long hours of painting, "Studio Friends" each contain a hidden hummingbird image.