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Return to One Man's Island Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May by Keith Brockie
  

Return to One Man's Island Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   Travel   
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This is the long-awaited sequel to One Man’s Island published in 1984 and features an entirely new set of drawings and paintings. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, capture unforgettably the beauty of nature, in particular that of the Isle of May, and make it the perfect gift for any lover of nature and and wildlife paintings and for those who loved Brockie's original Isle of May book.

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Return to One Man's Island Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May by Keith Brockie

Keith Brockie's 'One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May' (1984), immediately became one of the bestselling Scottish natural history books of all time. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, captured unforgettably the beauty of nature, and in particular that of the Isle of May, a little gem of an island in the Firth of Forth. Since then Brockie has constantly returned to the Isle of May. From April through to October of 2010 he stayed on the island, working intensively to produce an entirely new set of drawings and paintings. With his eye for colour and characteristic attention to detail he has produced a huge number of artworks, mixing depictions of the majestic peregrine and white-tailed eagle with sketches of fluffy eider ducklings and kittiwake chicks. All the natural history of the island is represented, from its delicate maritime flowers to fish, crabs and lobsters.

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'A must-have' - Scottish Field 'Brockie is painting better than ever, with wonderful animation in his puffins and peregrines, and an enormous crusted, pregnant lobster that seems to be crawling off the page' - The Times 'An artist at the peak of his skills' - Scottish Islands Explorer 'Beautifully executed paintings are backed up by well-written detailed information' - Scottish Home and Country 'Outstanding' - Scottish Birds'


About the Author

Keith Brockie

Keith Brockie has worked as a full-time wildlife artist for more than twenty years. His work has been exhibited around the world and appears in many books. He is actively involved in wildlife conservation, in particular in the successful efforts to re-establish the osprey in Scotland. Six books of his artwork have been published, including Keith Brockie's Wildlife Sketchbook and Rural Portraits. He lives in Fearnan near Loch Tay, where his paintings and drawings can be seen in the Fearnan Gallery.

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Publication date

22nd October 2012

Author

Keith Brockie

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www.keithbrockie.co.uk/

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Publisher

Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
Travel

Art & design styles: from c 1960
Painting & paintings
Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc)
Individual artists, art monographs

ISBN

9781841589749

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