Return to One Man's Island

Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May

By Keith Brockie

Format: Hardback

Keith Brockie's 'One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May' is the bestselling Scottish natural history books of all time. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, captured unforgettably the beauty of nature, and in particular that of the Isle of May.

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Keith Brockie's 'One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May' (1984), immediately became one of the bestselling Scottish natural history books of all time. The combination of breathtaking wildlife images with notes and background information, captured unforgettably the beauty of nature, and in particular that of the Isle of May, a little gem of an island in the Firth of Forth. Since then Brockie has constantly returned to the Isle of May. From April through to October of 2010 he stayed on the island, working intensively to produce an entirely new set of drawings and paintings. With his eye for colour and characteristic attention to detail he has produced a huge number of artworks, mixing depictions of the majestic peregrine and white-tailed eagle with sketches of fluffy eider ducklings and kittiwake chicks. All the natural history of the island is represented, from its delicate maritime flowers to fish, crabs and lobsters. Return to One Man's Island will be the publishing event of the year for those who loved Brockie's original Isle of May book, as well as a whole new generation of readers and lovers of wildlife painting.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 22 Oct 2012
ISBN 9781841589749
Number of Pages 160

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'A must-have' - Scottish Field 'Brockie is painting better than ever, with wonderful animation in his puffins and peregrines, and an enormous crusted, pregnant lobster that seems to be crawling off the page' - The Times 'An artist at the peak of his skills' - Scottish Islands Explorer 'Beautifully executed paintings are backed up by well-written detailed information' - Scottish Home and Country 'Outstanding' - Scottish Birds

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