One of my earlier, monochromatic pieces depicting my take on the Native American myth of the thunderbird. In indigenous folklore, the thunderbird was a sacred/supernatural and gigantic eagle, and the beating of its wings caused thunder and wind storms.

Original artwork is 19 × 25″ and was created with art pens and paint pens on gray watercolor paper.


bird, animal, myth, eagle, folklore, thunderbird, native american, fantasy art

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • KazM
    KazMabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful Work
    Delightful Design
    Pretty Patterns

  • Thank you Kaz

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Top of my favorites. This is a stunning work, Lynnette. The gray watercolor paper makes a perfect, backdrop for te gold, white, and black markers used. I LOVE this.

  • Jimr1307
    Jimr1307almost 4 years ago

    It is absolutely stunning and must have taken a lot time and patience to compose and complete :)))

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