Welcome to the work of
PHILIP SNOW, prolific
Painter & Writer....
I'm a Wildlife Artist, Book Illustrator, & Writer, based here on Anglesey, North Wales. Here's two favourite local themes, Llanddwyn Isle, above; & Barn Owls:
And my latest book, 'Tall Tales from an Estuary' - basically an idiosyncratic update of C. F. Tunnicliffe RA OBE's classic 'Shorelands Summer Diary', largely about the beautiful Malltraeth Estuary right outside my window - but putting it in a global context of changing migration & climate patterns, & human influence etc:
It [the book, not the heron] was recently presented to HRH Prince Charles [along with a painting, & print, of Red Squirrels], who later enthused about how much he 'enjoyed the book'
Lavishly illustrated, its the story of this typical Welsh estuary & its exotic avian visitors from all over the earth, told & pictured by its garrulous guardian & hoary historian, Howell the Heron! He's usually sat by the bridge...
Although I have contributed illustrations or painted covers for over 70 Books, and many Magazines, Prints, Prints & Cards, Reserve Maps & Leaflets, etc, and contributed Paintings to many top Exhibitions in various countries,
this is only the 7th Book I have both
My two main books have taken over 20 yrs of research & sketching, the first being one of the most wide-ranging & controversial bird books ever produced:
‘The Design & Origin of Birds’
[DayOne Books UK/USA].
The second, the highly acclaimed
‘Light & Flight – Hebridean Wildlife & Landscape Sketchbook’
[Brown & Whittaker, Mull]:
And, New BOOKS out soon..ish!:
BIRDS of ARRAN with John Rhead, 2015 edition.
'OWL BUSINESS' - a children's book with the N Wales OWL TRUST
Another new book I have recently illustrated, written by Mull & BBC SpringWatch / Autumnwatch, RSPB
MULL & IONA'
[Brown & Whittaker, Mull] ... already
a best seller, about one of the very best islands for eagles, otters & other glorious Scottish wildlife & landscape.
I have also produced, with wildlife film-maker, John Evans, a Wildlife Filming & Painting DVD:
'A Brush with Wildlife'