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Peter Collyer studied fine art in Newport, Monmouthshire and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Brother of the Art Workers Guild. He is a renowned watercolourist, focusing on landscapes of the British Isles. His other bestselling books include South by Southwest and Encompassing Britain.
Peter Collyer's brilliant and detailed paintings offer a series of images which help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic text provides a wealth of fascinating insights. He introduces us to the people who live and work in these areas, and passes on snippets of tantalising information to give a powerful impression of the place and convey a real feeling of being there. The beautiful paintings from his travels truly capture the spirit of these wild and isolated spots, and this new edition includes new paintings, sketches and up to date text. This is a much-loved book celebrating an iconic broadcast, and its reissue will be welcomed by Peter's many admirers.
In a series of paintings and sketches, artist Peter Collyer conveys the beauty and drama of the islands he has grown to love. Accompanying the miniature watercolour pictures is a text that brings to life his travels in this individual corner of Britain. Historical and geographical facts fall in alongside local legends and happenings, with descriptions of the flora and fauna and stories of the people and the places.
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