• Australia’s Birds – David Freedman & Richard Steele

Australia’s Birds – David Freedman & Richard Steele


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AUSTRALIA’S BIRDS is a beautiful coffee table book measuring 275 by 305 mm. It has 292 pages including text and some 240 watercolour paintings of Australia’s most common and interesting birds.  David Freedman’s  illustrations set out to depict the personality of each bird species and Richard Steele’s informative and often humorous text make it a publication in which you will find something new every time you open it.  The Forward has been graciously penned by renowned Australian ornithologist, author, illustrator and naturalist Robin Hill.

This book sets out to be quite different from other books on birds. It’s simple and elegant design by expert Gavin Fry is aimed directly at celebrating the beauty and diversity of our Australia’s birds. The quality, unique format, modern design and state of the art printing ensure this publication will become an instant favourite with all age groups and a future collectors item. Each illustration has been individually calibrated with the printed image by Adams printers of Melbourne.

About The Author

David Freedman brings a lifetime of experiences to the demanding yet inspiring challenge of creating a work of art outdoors in the real world. Born in Melbourne in 1944, David grew up in a family where art was front and centre in daily life, yet chose a very different career path for himself. Training as a General Surgeon after studying medicine at Melbourne University, he has worked in many parts of Australia, Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific, tending to the needs of diverse communities and teaching others the skills of his profession. It was the intensely demanding nature of that role and the stresses it brought on a daily basis that took him to the world of art and in particular to plein air painting. The creative process became the perfect antidote to the demands of his profession and now, in retirement, he brings that knowledge and experience to the inspiring task of helping others to make art that is meaningful, uplifting and challenging.


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