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A Carousel of Birds ...
My chief delight is in nature, and when I look at a picture it is to find something about nature in it, especially some expression of the feeling produced in us by nature, which is, to me, the most important thing in life ... Adapted from W H Hudson - 'Afoot in England’ - 1909
A while back, after a lifetime of watching birds, and nature, and inspired by books, and memories of childhood walks and picnics in the country, I started to collect old paintings, prints and books, of landscape and wildlife; which celebrate both the British countryside and its wildlife, especially birds. It is my passion!
Welcome to my gallery. Here you will find some pictures - a carousel - of paintings from my private collection. I invite you for a sneak preview.
The pictures from left to right are of:
Yellow Wagtail by Allen W Seaby - Chaffinch by D M Henry - Great Tit by Leo Paul Robert - Blackbird by C F Tunnicliffe - Grey Wagtail by Basil Ede - Blackbird by Leo Paul Robert
You can see a biography of each artist by following the links above.
The artists are known for being the best in their field, painting and recording a time when Britain was perhaps more in tune with its traditional countryside pursuits. Through their art they can transport us back into nature and somehow keep alive those bygone days.
If perchance you would like to know more about a painting or paintings and the artist(s) who painted them - please leave a comment (for a personal reply please message me - your email address will not be published).
There is an unforeseen error with this post - the Gallery slider does not display reliably in the Safari browser on iPads. As a few of you have already liked it I will leave the post up - for the time being - with apologies to those of you with iPads (Tip - it does work in other browsers).