“The Birdflight series is my own development of the flag book and combines my own love of drawing with a life long interest in the natural world.
I am fascinated with birds. In my former life as a veterinary surgeon I often had to handle birds and was always moved by the lightness of their being. A bird’s bones are hollow, their feathers are hollow, they have air sacs beneath the skin as an extension of the lungs, and hardly seem to weigh anything in relation to their size.
It is as though a bird has only just materialised and lives only partly in this world.
Gannets fly fast over the sea and Redshanks call over the marshes.
The Birdflight series of artist’s books can each be made to commission but as they are all individually hand painted no two will ever be quite the same.
Oystercatchers fly along a beach, and swifts zoom over rooftops.