Words are insufficient to describe the excitement of a covey of grouse flying towards the butt, but the artist can portray that moment that raises the heartbeat of the sportsman and creates an empathy between them.
Although predominantly concerned with red grouse, this book also covers the black grouse, capercaillie and ptarmigan. Whilst brief natural history notes for each species are included, the book is first and foremost an insight into how each artist approaches his subject. The paintings and sketches provide a rich tapestry of images that reflect their passion for grouse.
Simon Gudgeon, Ashley Boon, Ben Hoskyns, Terence Lambert, Rodger McPhail, Derek Robertson, Jonathan Sainsbury, Keith Sykes and Owen Williams
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Artists' Impressions ISBN 9781846890192 Author Simon Gudgeon, Ashley Boon, Ben Hoskyns, Terence Lambert, Rodger McPhail, Derek Robertson, Jonathan Sainsbury, Keith Sykes, Owen Williams Binding Hardback Extent 280 x 280 mm, 152 pages Illustrations Colour and black & white illustrations throughout Ebook No
'To shoot a single driven grouse will cost you £70. For half that price, this book will delight you for years to come.' David Tomlinson writing in Country Life
'Nine of the foremost living wildlife artists have contributed to this extraordinary book. As you would expect the paintings, drawings and sculptures reproduced here are magnificent, and each artist writes passionately about his art and about the wonderful bird that inspires it' BASC Shooting & Conservation
'In this sumptuous book there are great works of art depicting the many varieties of the bird, from the beautifully white ptarmigan to the classic driven sporting bird, the red grouse. And as the contributors are such brilliant exponents of their work it is visually stunning' Shooting Gazette
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