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  • Keywords
    • Bird paintings,
    • Funny birds,
    • North American birds,
    • Canadian birds,
    • Artist’s collection,
    • Whimsical birds,
    • Bird portraits

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Book of Birds
by Nadina Mackie

Book of Birds is a collection of the artist's vividly original paintings of mostly North American birds along with insights into Nadina's unique creative process. The paintings are gently humorous, sometimes touching, sometimes giving pause for reflection. Always, they are full of joy. From ardent songbirds to wry grackles, cocky cardinals, and chatty jays to a radiant kingfisher, regal pelicans and philosophical ravens, the reader will finish the book feeling the birds have looked at them, as much as they have looked at the birds. Book of Birds will appeal to nature lovers and art lovers of all ages.

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Nadina Mackie is a well-known Canadian bassoonist, artist, and author. While she began drawing before she could walk, her professional art career began with creating the logo for her father’s architectural plans, and then later, building original displays for large storefronts in Toronto. Her work has expanded to creating illustrations for books by other bassoonists and one-of-a-kind works of art in a wide range of media. Her work can be found in over a hundred collections in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Germany. Nadina is also the author of Solitary Refinement: Concepts for the Committed Bassoonist (FriesenPress). Nadina lives in the near north of Ontario, Canada, in the last log house built by B. Allan Mackie, with Diva, a slightly cynical senior calico. Read more about Nadina at and


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