Art has always been inspired by the wildlife around us. Since earliest times we have been continually fascinated by both wildlife and the challenge of representing it. The Wildlife Artist's Handbook sets the scene of how wildlife has been portrayed in art and guides the reader through the principles of practical drawing and painting wildlife. It covers recommended equipment, techniques, fieldcraft, composition and anatomy, and offers help for those wishing to exhibit their work.
Jackie Garner is an experienced wildlife artist and teacher. She mostly concentrates on painting British animals and birds and works from life wherever possible, usually sketching in pencil and watercolour and working up sketches in acrylics.