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Birds:

The Paintings of Terance James Bond

By Terance James Bond

Birds

Birds:

The Paintings of Terance James Bond

By Terance James Bond

The remarkable talent of this distinguished artist is shown to full advantage in his study of birds of the world.

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Print Leatherbound

ISBN: 9780718827922

Specifications: 388x264mm, 128pp, colour illustrations

Published: April 1989

£128.25

Terance James Bond is rightly regarded as one of the foremost bird illustrators in Britain. The range and ability of this artist and his meticulous attention to the most delicate of details have been known to bird-lovers for many years. Now, for the first time, his remarkable paintings have been collected together and published as a book which will be treasured both by those who already know his work and by those who are discovering it for the first time.

The strikingly life-like illustrations are reproduced in full colour on high quality art paper. These beautiful paintings of birds in their natural habitats are not only artistic but accurate down to the last feather. Many of these paintings were originally commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Other paintings were specially commissioned for this book and have never been seen by the public until now. Bond's work is highly sought after both by individuals and galleries and most of the original pictures are in possession of private collectors.

Introduction

Robin
Finches
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Bullfinch
Chaffinch
House Sparrow
Wren
Long-Tailed Titmouse
Willow Titmouse
Coal Titmouse
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Tree Sparrow
Nuthatch
Blue Jay
Warblers
Swallows
Redwing
Fieldfare
Cock Pheasant
Red-Legged Partridges
Birds of Prey
     Peregrine Falcon
     Hobby
     Kestrel
     American Kestrel
Owls
     Little Owl
     Long-Eared Owl
     Barn Owl
     Tawney Owl
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Bearded Reedling
Kingfisher
Oystercatcher
Common Tern
Puffin
Teal

Acknowledgements

Terance James Bond's reputation as one of our leading bird illustrators is rapidly spreading throughout the world. Born in Suffolk, he spent his formative years on a farm and by the age of ten was already fascinated by natural history. At the first exhibition of his work, all the paintings were sold in one evening and six further exhibitions have proved equally popular. Since 1980 his illustrations have been used in calendars and on Christmas cards for the RSPB and the World Wildlife Fund.

Bond's traditional style relies on gouache, and, wherever possible, he draws from life. A single painting can take up to three months to complete. He is currently establishing a private wildlife reserve at his home in Suffolk to attract and provide a protected natural habitat for a wide range of native and migrant birds.

A magnificent, large format book from Lutterworth Press. Bond is rightly regarded as one of the foremost bird illustrators in Britain. This fine book is an appropriate tribute to his talent. Eastern Daily Press
This is one of the most beautiful books I have seen ... The strikingly life-like illustrations are in full colour and in a generously large format, and show the natural habitat as well as being accurate to the last feather. Pride Magazine
This work will be treasured by bird-lovers and art-lovers alike RSPCA Today