Charlie Parker, or "Bird" as he became known, is a bit of a jazz icon who came to prominence during the 1940's and 1950's. His instrument of choice was the saxophone and many of his compositions became jazz standards. One of these is of course, "Yardbird Suite" which inspired yet another of my paintings. This is a smaller but vivid work with some nice darks and lights. "Lullaby of Birdland" is a sister piece, the music having been written by George Shearing as a tribute to Parker and the Birdland jazz club named in his honour. All of this background helped add the colour to my work. The saxophone is also one of my favourite horns and just seems to play a part in so much of the music.
Anna Horsnell Wade SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art