This is leading British sporting and wildlife artist Rodger McPhail's retrospective collection of his most accomplished paintings and portraits of the last 20 years, all of which have been selected to reflect his fondness and enthusiasm for ...
Author: Rodger McPhail
Publisher: Quiller Publishing
Internationally-renowned British sporting and wildlife artist Rodger McPhail takes a retrospective look at a collection of his drawings and paintings over the last 20 years. These works showcase his love and enthusiasm for the countryside, flora and fauna. As a keen naturalist who has spent countless hours tracking and observing his subjects, this first-hand knowledge is displayed in his works. Rodger's versatility is truly extraordinary--he is equally at home in watercolors and in oils, and is a master of detail, as his remarkably fluid and evocative paintings demonstrate. To shed light on how he works Rodger has included a chapter on questions that he's most frequently asked such as; How long does it take to paint a picture? Do you only paint when you are in the mood?, together with many stories about his life and art. His work can be found in some of the most significant collections around the world.
Despite its widespread distribution, and its notoriety as one of Europe's few truly venomous snakes, very little is known about its private life. Rodger McPhail, the celebrated wildlife artist, has had a life-long fascination with adders.
Author: Rodger McPhail
"The common European adder (Vipera berus) is found throughout Europe and northern Asia. Despite its widespread distribution, and its notoriety as one of Europe's few truly venomous snakes, very little is known about its private life. Rodger McPhail, the celebrated wildlife artist, has had a life-long fascination with adders. He has been observing and photographing them on his local moor in Lancashire for many years. His unique collection of photographs reveals adders as never before seen and his succinct text offers an insight into this fascinating reptile. "
In this book, eight leading sporting artists have their own chapter in which they portray the woodcock in their own unique style from pencil, watercolours and oils to outstanding sculptures.
Author: Simon Gudgeon
The woodcock--a mysterious, unpredictable, secretive bird that is loved by sportsmen and naturalists alike--is depicted by eight leading sporting artists. Each artist has his own chapter in which they portray the woodcock in their own unique style in pencil, watercolor, and oils as well as outstanding sculptures. Foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh.
The History of Ornithological Art Through Forty Artists Roger J. Lederer ... Early on, Archibald was fascinated by nature and sketched leaves, flowers, and other natural history items, tutored by his father.
Author: Roger J. Lederer
The human history of depicting birds dates to as many as 40,000 years ago, when Paleolithic artists took to cave walls to capture winged and other beasts. But the art form has reached its peak in the last four hundred years. In The Art of the Bird, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates this heyday of avian illustration in forty artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Butterworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style--from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolors--this book is feathered with art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects. A soaring exploration of our fascination with the avian form, The Art of the Bird is a testament to the ways in which the intense observation inherent in both art and science reveals the mysteries of the natural world.
Unlike artists of the realist school , however , who are so captivated by nature's perfection that they faithfully ... schools : the British Keith Brockie and Rodger McPhail ; the Russian Vadim Gorbatov and the French Aurélien Raynaud .
RODGER MCPHAIL was born in many commissions from all three continents . The Lancashire in 1953 and still lives in the county . He scarcity of published information about him and studied at Liverpool College of Art for three years the ...
Author: David Hallam Trapnell
Based upon the spectacular collection of the International Centre for the Wildlife Art, near Gloucester, this beautiful volume includes more than 100 exquisite colour reproductions of watercolour and oil paintings, sketches and engravings. An illuminating text sets the historical scene and places in context the various techniques and the artists who used them, from the early 1700s, right up to the present day.
Author: Colin Laurie McKelviePublish On: 1994-04-01
In A Country Naturalist's Year, Colin McKelvie records his seasonal encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the British Isles.
Author: Colin Laurie McKelvie
Publisher: Voyageur Press
In A Country Naturalist's Year, Colin McKelvie records his seasonal encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the British Isles. From the depths of winter through the year to the end of another autumn, he takes the reader through a richly varied tapestry of habitats and wildlife experiences, from the winter courtship of foxes in the Scottish hills to the emergence of mayflies on a loch in spring, from the competitive sparring of upland ravens and peregrine falcons at nesting time to the diversity of autumn waterfowl and waders on a tidal estuary, from the moorland breeding haunts of golden plover to the arrival of winter migrant birds from northern Europe - all viewed through the eyes of a practical naturalist who also reflects on the wider challenges of the 1990s to the future of the British countryside and the myriad form of wildlife, insects and plants that are to be found there. Colin McKelvie's text is illustrated with over 80 specially commissioned watercolour paintings by Rodger McPhail, acclaimed as one of the finest British wildlife artist of recent times.
... the knowledge of natural history shown so deep and so thorough , the artistic imagination so rich in surprises on every second or third page , that I am tempted to rate Rodger McPhail the best artist in that genre yet seen .