I’m very pleased to announce that my new book The Art of Gamehawking in finished and is off to the printers. The publication date is early May and I’m now taking pre-orders for the standard edition online.

There are also a few copies left of the Special Limited Subscriber’s Edition, please find more details here.

Back in 1977, I was given the opportunity to train and fly a Peregrine Falcon. It was this falcon, Tassa, that Ray Turner wrote about in his classic monograph Gamehawk. I produced the line drawings for this book and have always had an idea that one day I would create a series of paintings to accompany it. Thirty years on, and having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, I decided that if I was going to do this, then the time was now.  As often happens with this kind of project, once started it took on a life of its own and this book was born.

 Memories of experiences I had forty years ago fill the pages; recollections, still vivid, of flying Tassa. The paintings I have produced, in many cases, are not highly finished but are deliberately sketch-like in their execution, giving fleeting glimpses, of pheasants, partridges, ducks and grouse as the falcon strikes them. They are studies from the perspective of the hunter and the hunted.

The Art of Gamehawking