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Rain Later, Good Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer
  

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First published in 1998, the book was chosen by the RNLI to celebrate their 175th birthday and it’s now made a welcome appearance into paperback retaining the same format (260mm x 260mm). The names featuring on the BBC Shipping forecast have gained almost mythic status and now Peter Collyer’s exquisite paintings reveal the likes of Finnistiere and German Bight in all their glory.

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Rain Later, Good Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer

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.

Reviews

'A very remarkable painter. His work is simply stunning with an observed intensity which makes him very special indeed.' Chris Beetles in The Daily Telegraph

'The most delightful and unexpected book I've encountered this year...a wonderful book.' John Naughton, The Times

'He is not only a marvellous, delicate draughtsman and watercolourist...but a drily observant writer and amateur naturalist.' Libby Purves

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Peter Collyer

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Author's Website

www.petercollyer.co.uk/

Publisher

Adlard Coles Nautical an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

The Real World
Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

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

ISBN

9781408178577

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