Thunderbird by Sarah  Mac


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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The Thunderbird is a legendary creature from many Pacific Northwest Coastal cultures. It’s a giant bird, known to make thunder from the flapping of its wings and lightning from its eyes. They’re intelligent, powerful and wrathful creatures that are said to be messengers for the great spirits and if angered, they’ll swoop down and take village children. I decided to depict a child that got the best of a thunderbird, to have an adventure.

Watercolour 20×30cm.
T-shirt available

More Illustrations…..

Featured in:
Spirit of the Native American – April 2010
Art and Stories Made For Children – April 2010
Top Ten – Fantasy Birds – International Superheroes of drawing, Illustration & World Domination – May 2010
Paws and Claws – August 2010
Creative Cards and Calendars – October 2010

Top ten in Creative Cards – Mythical Creature challenge May 2011. Thanks!


  • rightasrain
    rightasrainalmost 5 years ago

    Totally delightful. Love that sky as well – nice and freely painted.

  • Thankyou!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Edengirl
    Edengirlalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thankyou

    – Sarah Mac

  • Poun
    Pounalmost 5 years ago

    So fun and gorgeous!

    Oh and I want one :P

  • Thankyou!

    – Sarah Mac

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful work !LIZ

  • Thanks Liz!

    – Sarah Mac

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 5 years ago

    So very Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks for the kind words :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

  • Thankyou so much!

    – Sarah Mac

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 5 years ago

    Glorious! Her expression says it all :) wishing you laughter

  • Thanks for stopping by Quinn! Your comment is much appreciated :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Kamila  Krizova/Aitchison
    Kamila Krizov...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous painting ! Love the story aswell :-)

  • Thanks a lot Kamila!

    – Sarah Mac

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    wonderfully colourful and whimsical Sarah!! x

  • Thanks Karin! I was extra happy when making this one, maybe the freedom in it :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this with us kids.

  • Thankyou Vickie!

    – Sarah Mac

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