Robert Gillmor, ornithologist, artist, illustrator and author, was commissioned by Royal Mail to produce four series of stamps (now available from Post & Go machines) featuring British birds. Brought together for the first time in larger-than-stamp size, these prints demonstrate the author’s lifelong love and appreciation of our nation’s garden birds.
The pictures are brought to life by the author’s own account of the process by which his lino-cuts are made, along with anecdotal descriptions of his bird encounters along the way. This beautifully-produced collection will be coveted by wildlife lovers, artists and stamp collectors alike.
Robert Gillmor is a founder member and current vice-president of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA). He is a keen ornithologist, and has served all three of the national organisations: the RSPB, British Ornithologists’ Union and the British Trust for Ornithology. His artistic output has been enormous and in a variety of forms, including line drawing, watercolour, lino-cuts and silk screen. His work has appeared in over 100 books.