Seven good terns! These lovely pen and wash drawings were found bundled together in the studio. They are all initialled and are likely to be illustrations for a book but I don’t know which one. Then I found this guide to Farne Island Birds with very similar illustrations, so our terns might have been for […]
I recently came across some seabird prints that I thought I recognised. A little sleuthing showed that they were illustrations from The Gannet by J Bryan Nelson, published by T&AD Poyser in 1978 (1st ed). Unlike his previous publications The Gannet was written for the general ornithologist and bird watcher. Nelson “tried to make this monograph […]
Remounting this lovely watercolour of Manx Shearwaters recently I came across a pencil sketch of coastal waters with seals and a small Hebridean style boat on the back. Which picture would you display? £450 in double mount 40 x 50 cm buy now from the shop.
“The contrast between silent cliffs and restless water offer powerful pictorial dynamics for an artist, as do the changes of light and shade and the air full of circling birds. The cliffs are a frontier between us and the horizon – to the seabirds, they are a necessary foothold on which to nest; a vertical […]