A Brush with Birds celebrates the exquisite artworks and incredible life of one of the world's finest bird painters, Richard Weatherly. A skilled falconer and artist, Richard has spent more than fifty years observing birds and their natural habitats around the world, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe to New Guinea, Australia and America. In A Brush with Birds, Richard accompanies his stunning paintings and sketches with fascinating insights, anecdotes and knowledge gathered throughout his career. Richard's work continues to document and celebrate the natural world, and reminds us of the importance of conserving our unique environment.
Artist Richard Weatherly's work as a painter, passionate conservationist and environmentalist has been recognised by an Order of Australia Medal and awards such as the Whitley, Australia's highest zoological award. During his fifty years as a professional artist, commissions have taken Richard from Antarctica to Canada; he has exhibited internationally and his work is held in collections around the world. Richard has also worked as a biologist, merino studmaster and revegetation consultant.
"This magnificent book is totally captivating and stunning; wonderful writing and stories, gorgeous artwork. It is just a total delight, and I want to commend Richard on what is clearly a long, patient, but loving journey of hard work and imagination."
– Charles Massy, author of Call of the Reed Warbler