The Botanical Art of William T Cooper features Cooper's numerous botanical sketches, most of which were drawn and painted opportunistically, for potential use in bird paintings. The works are beautiful in themselves and show his accuracy, eye for composition and delicacy of hand. Several are annotated with field notes and provide clues to his artistic process. Wherever possible, these preparatory sketches are accompanied by the eventual finished painting, usually of a bird.
The late Bill Cooper is internationally known for his portraits of birds. His work is distinguished by its attention to detail and skilful use of light and shadow, backed by a deep knowledge of the subject. Cooper's botanical work provides the setting for his birds but is no less accomplished.
The Botanical Art of William T Cooper is a tribute to Cooper' by his wife, Wendy, a respected botanist. It will appeal to botanists, bird-lovers and wildlife artists — anyone who enjoys nature.
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