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Wildlife artist Robert Gillmor relocated to Norfolk 20 years ago, and the county has been a major source of inspiration for the hundreds of linocuts created since 1998. It becomes clear from a new book of his work that the close proximity to key birdwatching sites and bewitching locations has enabled him to expand greatly his repertoire of prints, book jackets and even stamp designs.
Since the artist’s earlier book, Cutting Away, was published in 2006 he has stepped up his linocut output, and some 160 are reproduced in the new volume. The productive period has not only seen him illustrate another 37 New Naturalist covers, create more than 30 prints destined for gallery sale, and produce designs for 46 Royal Mail Post & Go stamps, but has also seen him receive the MBE for services to wildlife art.
"[...] With the sad loss of Ian Langford recently [...] it is encouraging to see Mascot Media almost single-handedly carrying the torch for wildlife art – long may they continue with quality publications like this."
– Dan Powell, British Birds, Volume 111, August 2018
"[...] Being new to his books but an admirer of his work for many years, I particularly enjoyed reading more about how these prints came to life and particularly the techniques. The research and thought that goes into each one of his prints really brings them to life and makes this a most inviting and interesting book to read. Proving how popular it is, several people picked it up whilst I had it on my office desk – tempted in by the just the fantastic Oystercatchers on the cover alone."
– Katharine M. Bowgen, BTO book reviews