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Sir Peter Scott at 80

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I cannot remember a time when I did not draw. My mother, who was a pupil of Rodin, and became a professional sculptor of distinction, strongly encouraged me to do so. At the age of three I used to lie face down on my nursery floor drawing animals and aeroplanes and ships. Ever since then I have felt deprived if I have not been able to draw or paint something every day. Practice does not necessarily make perfect, wherein perhaps lies the fascination. I am perpetually aware of my limitations as a draughtsman and painter. But my delight in the beauty of living creatures, especially birds, sometimes creep into my work and leaves an image which others seem to enjoy.

To have a retrospective exhibition, which I have not had before, is very flattering and agreeable to an octogenarian naturalist, and to have a book in which many of the works are reproduced makes it even better because books last longer than exhibitions. It is also very nice to find a biographical section, a bibliography, and contributions from nine of my life-long friends.

From these you may gather that my life has been hugely enjoyable, fortunate and happy. For the last forty years of it, I have to praise and thank my adored wife Philippa, my three children and seven grandchildren. - Sir Peter Scott

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Author(s):
Sir Peter Scott
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862996511
ISBN-13:
9780862996512
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing Ltd
Title:
Sir Peter Scott at 80

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I cannot remember a time when I did not draw. My mother, who was a pupil of Rodin, and became a professional sculptor of distinction, strongly encouraged me to do so. At the age of three I used to lie face down on my nursery floor drawing animals and aeroplanes and ships. Ever since then I have felt deprived if I have not been able to draw or paint something every day. Practice does not necessarily make perfect, wherein perhaps lies the fascination. I am perpetually aware of my limitations as a draughtsman and painter. But my delight in the beauty of living creatures, especially birds, sometimes creep into my work and leaves an image which others seem to enjoy.

To have a retrospective exhibition, which I have not had before, is very flattering and agreeable to an octogenarian naturalist, and to have a book in which many of the works are reproduced makes it even better because books last longer than exhibitions. It is also very nice to find a biographical section, a bibliography, and contributions from nine of my life-long friends.

From these you may gather that my life has been hugely enjoyable, fortunate and happy. For the last forty years of it, I have to praise and thank my adored wife Philippa, my three children and seven grandchildren. - Sir Peter Scott

Author(s):
Sir Peter Scott
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862996511
ISBN-13:
9780862996512
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing Ltd
Title:
Sir Peter Scott at 80

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