Fans of Jim Moir (aka the comedian, writer, artist, and national treasure Vic Reeves) will already know about his love of birds. As his popularity as a painter has soared in recent years, the simplicity and sincerity of his bird paintings have given them cult status among his fans. Now, for the first time, these beautiful paintings are all gathered together in one exquisite book. Featuring paintings of one hundred British birds, each spread will feature a single bird paired with a single diverting fact. Without the padding of ornithological statistics or long descriptions, this is a book that reminds us why we love birds: because of the shapes, colours and sounds they bring into our lives.
James ‘Jim’ Roderick Moir, more commonly known as Vic Reeves, was born in Leeds. He is most famous for his work alongside Bob Mortimer, with TV shows including Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, and the comedy quiz show Shooting Stars. Jim Moir is also a successful artist. His artwork has featured in his television shows and he exhibits regularly around the world. He lives in Kent.
"Jim doesn't just see birds, he looks at them, so intensely that he understands them. That transcends painting or art – it's not about reproduction, it's about translation. About being able to speak bird with paint."
– Chris Packham