Wood Engraving Valediction of Swallows
by Colin See-Paynton
From the series ‘Of A Feather – An Avian Alphabet’
Image size 8″ x 6″
Including mount and frame…..
Collect from gallery £475
Including UK delivery £500
Available unframed £350 please email me.
Colin See-Paynton is a Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a member of the Society of Wood Engravers. He is widely regarded as the leading exponent of wood engraving in the United Kingdom and his work is represented in many private and public collections around the world including the V & A, Ashmolean Museum, Berlin Graphothek, Fremantle Museum & Art Gallery, Australia, Gaudi Salon, Barcelona, Guangdong Museum of Art, China, National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales and the Yosemite Wildlife Museum, California. He has travelled with the Artists for Nature Foundation to the Pyrenees and to Alaska to record and highlight through his art the threat to wildlife caused by man’s exploitation of the natural resources of these areas. The Ashmolean Museum has recently added more of Colin’s wood engravings to this important public collection and now holds over eighty pieces.
Colin See-Paynton’s publications include ‘Incisive Eye’ a catalogue raisonné of his work 1980-1996 published by Scolar press, ‘Air and Water’ being his complete collection of fish and fowl engravings 1984-2004 and his ‘Of a Feather – An Illustrated Lexicon of Avian Collective Nouns’. This book was written, researched and illustrated with over 60 wood engravings by Colin See-Paynton and includes a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. The book has been exhibited around the world and recently was on display at The New York Public Library as part of their centenary exhibition ‘Celebrating 100 Years’ featuring as ‘one of 250 of the Library’s most fascinating artefacts’