Bird Life

Original watercolor paintings and prints by Carolyn are available for sale on Fine Art America and Etsy.

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21 Responses to “Bird Life”

  1. Susan Gregory January 4, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    I am so glad to find your website. Years ago I bought 3 of your bird cards at a sale – they didn’t even have envelopes but they were SO cute I had to have them. I decided to scan the cards to preserve the pictures and realized I could probably find you online! SO, I love your work and will be exploring the other things you’ve created – you certainly have a wonderful gift!!!
    Susan Gregory

    • Jay Wright January 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      Hello…and thanks so much for your thoughts…I’ll be sure and pass them along to mom; she doesn’t use the Internet often; she uses as much time to paint as she can! Some of mom’s original whimsical watercolors, featuring birds, people, etc., can be found in her ArtFire studio at

      Thanks again…mom always loves to hear from people who enjoy her art!

      Jay Wright

  2. Karen Ward June 22, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    I have two watercolors by Carolyn Shores Wright that were gifts in 1987. I have loved them all these years and finally decided I needed to finally take them down. Can’t do it! The more I look at them, the more I love them! They are “Pecking Order” and “Family Tree”. I am so excited to see your website! I would love to collect more of your pictures and add to my collection!

    • Jay Wright June 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      Hello, Karen Ward…

      Thanks for your posting…mom always enjoys hearing from people who appreciate her art…humorous bird painting, which mom categorizes as “Bird Life” have always been among her most popular…

      At the moment on mom’s ArtFire studio, a number of original watercolors and three prints of this type are available…in the shop sections list on the right of the page, look for the “Bird Life” and “Prints” sections…

      Thanks again for contacting us!

      Jay Wright

      • margaret jacobson January 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

        Can I buy any of your prints or cards in a store?

      • Jay Wright February 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

        Hello, Margaret Jacobson…greeting cards with mom’s artwork occasionally turn up in stores such as Cracker Barrel but several from Leanin Tree are available; see

        Some of mom’s prints are of course available via the CShoresInc ArtFire and Etsy shops. I don’t know of any current other retail sources.

        Thanks for contacting us and your interest in mom’s art!

        -Jay Wright

  3. Norma Hall Zelenko November 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    My Mom always dearly loved her Carolyn Shores Wright “Bird Life” with the bluebird at the bottom of a three bird image. After she passed away, we hung it in our home to honor her, as well as to continue to enjoy the priceless expressions on the faces of the birds.
    Who knew such personality could be expressed in the way you hold you beak?! I guess it should have come as no surprise to me
    when the picture crashed to the floor the day after my Father entered the hospital; just prior to him entering Hospice. Those
    birds were Mama’s way of saying she was still watching over all of us. Many blessings to you & your Mom, Jay.

  4. Darleen Ross February 27, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    I found a picture of a hummingbird at the thrift store. Copywrite 92. any information on it?

    • Jay Wright February 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      Thank you for your inquiry. Over the years mom has painted many hummingbirds, usually with flowers; that has been one of her favorite subjects. Many of these paintings have been licensed for prints. I imagine she did several that would have been copyrighted in 1992. If you want to send us a photo, we might be able to give you the title. Thanks again for contacting us!–Jay Wright

  5. Karen margeson March 9, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    I love thsee was wondering if you can get them in machine embroidery designs

    • Jay Wright March 10, 2016 at 1:34 am #

      Hello…thanks for contacting us…no, I’m afraid mom’s art is not currently available in that format. –Jay Wright

  6. Donna Foard Knorr September 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Jay, I am cleaning out things from my mother-in-law and have two beautiful watercolors of a cardinal on a dogwood branch and another bird on a holly branch — (c) 1989. They are beautiful. What would these sell for today? Not sure I want to sell them, but was wondering what your mom’s art would go for in today’s market. Thanks so much. If you would, answer me on my email:
    Many many thanks. Donna

    • Jay Wright September 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

      Hi and thank you for your interest in mom’s work. I am responding here since an email did not show up in your message. Mom’s work has been licensed for hundreds of items over the years, including many prints. You don’t say whether what you have are originals or prints, but in any case we have no information about the current value of such items. Thanks again–Jay Wright

  7. Vivian Townsend October 25, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    I have a sign number print of “pardners” I can not fine any information on it. Can you help me

    • Jay Wright October 31, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

      Hello…thank you for your interest in mom’s work. “Pardners” is one of the “Bird Life” series of humorous bird paintings mom has done. The original watercolor was painted in 1986. I’m not sure what other information you might want; do you have a more specific question? –Jay Wright

    • Jay Wright October 31, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

      Hello…thank you for you interest in mom’s work. “Pardners” is one of the series of humorous “Bird Life” paintings she has done; you can see 70 of them on one of our Pinterest boards at The original watercolor of “Pardners” was painted in 1986. I’m not sure what else you might want to know; do you have a more specific questions?

  8. Tony Boccelli February 20, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

    My girlfriend & I purchased a bird watercolor your mom painted in 1989, “Slumber Party II, The Next Generation”. 320/1950 and it is autographed in watercolor & pencil. We are wondering if you could give us any history on it and it’s value. It’s a great picture.

    • Jay Wright March 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

      Hello, and thanks for your interest in mom’s work. The item you have is one of a pair in her “Bird Life” series. The other one is titled just “Slumber Party.” I’m afraid we have no information about it’s current value.

  9. Rosey Chapman Williams May 14, 2021 at 12:21 am #

    I found Slumber Party ll, the Next Generation last week at a thrift store. I fell in love with it instantly. Collecting prints is a recent fancy of mine and I cannot even color! The bird’s expressions are unique and sweet in each bird. Thank you for this beautiful art. It is signed in pencil and ink number 133/950

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