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Colin See-Paynton RCA RE SWE : Of a Feather

The exhibition was launched at The National Library of Wales in 2007 as part of its centenary celebrations since when it has been touring the United Kingdom. The project has taken Colin nearly four years to complete and is probably unique in showing exclusively an entire ensemble of newly created wood engravings. The sixty-one wood engravings that make up the s eries take us through the alphabet – ‘Abandonment of Cuckoos’, ‘Gaggle of Geese’, Tiding of Magpies’, ‘Zephyr of Long-tailed Titmice – these are just some of the titles that make up the complete and wonderfully poetic alphabet of collective nouns that together with Colin See-Paynton’s text was first published as the book Of a Feather by the Gregynog Press in 2008 and is now published in 2010 as a new limited edition by Stingwern Books.

Sir David Attenborough, who has written the foreword to the book writes, ‘Colin See-Paynton has introduced yet another vision to the rich tradition of wood engraving. His delight in the lines of a bird so elegantly inscribed by the cut of his graver, his skill in varying texture even though he only has black and white with which to do so, his palpable pleasure in composing his subjects into joyous designs have brought something new to the portrayal of birds. It is a true privilege to provide these few words to introduce them’.

It had been a cherished and enduring dream of Colin’s that he might one day have the wherewithal and the time to produce a thematic series of prints, a body of fresh new engravings which he could steadily assemble and eventually publish in totum preferably in the form of a beautifully made book. His aim was also to create images that would be strong enough to justify their presentation in an exhibition. This is that exhibition, ‘Of a Feather’ and it represents the realisation of that long held dream.

© Colin See-Patnton

"Of a Feather"
Collectors Hardback & Slipcase
Limited Edition Book (of 750)
£195

© Colin See-Patnton

"Of a Feather" Exhibition Catalogue
Softback £15

Pictured above left : "Of a feather" limited edition of 750 collectors book and slip case. Beautifully published on 150gsm paper, containing all the images from the exhibition, signed and numbered by Colin See-Paynton. Price £195 above right: "Of a feather" exhibition catalogue. A soft cover guide to the exhibition which includes images of each print, Price £15

Colin See-Paynton is a Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a member of the Society of Wood Engravers. He is widely regarded as the leading exponent of wood engraving in the United Kingdom and his work is represented in many private and public collections around the world including the V & A, Ashmolean Museum, Berlin Graphothek, Fremantle Museum & Art Gallery, Australia, Gaudi Salon, Barcelona, National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales and the Yosemite Wildlife Museum, California. He has travelled with the Artists for Nature Foundation to the Pyrenees and to Alaska to record and highlight through his art the threat to wildlife caused by man’s exploitation of the natural resources of these areas.

The touring show has now headed on to its next destination, I have kept a few framed prints at the gallery, copies of the catalogue and a pair of copies of the limited edition books. I am happy to order in any prints that are no longer in stock, expected delivery time is about 10-14 days.

 

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© Colin See-Patnton

Of a Feather
Size 2" x 2"
Print £125
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Heron Feather
Size 2 x 7 1/8"
Print £195
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Abandonment of Cuckoos
Size 8" x 6"
Print £350
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Band of Jays
Size 8" x 6"
Print £350
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Covert of Coots
Size 8" x 6"
Print £395
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Deceit of Lapwings
Size 8" x 6"
Print £350
Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Exaltation of Larks
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Fall of Woodcocks
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton<

Gaggle of Geese I
Size 6" x 6"
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Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Gaggle of Geese II
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Hill of Ruffs
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Irascibility of Robins
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Jubilation of Songbirds
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Knob of Pochards
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Loomery of Guillemots
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Murder of Crows I
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Nye of Pheasants I
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Nye of Pheasants II
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Ostentation of Peacocks
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Parliament of Owls
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Quietude of Swans
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Round of Wrens
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Sedge of Bitterns
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Tiding of Magpies
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Unkindness of Ravens I
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Unkindness of Ravens II
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Valediction of Swallows
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Walk of Wagtails
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Xylographica of Bewick's Birds
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Yattering of Choughs
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Zephyr of Long-tailed Titmice I
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Zephyr of Long-tailed Titmice II
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Cuckoo Egg
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Lapwing Clutch
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Dry Leaves
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Big Sky
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Coot Chick
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Snowflake
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Goose Down
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Sunrise
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Ruff Ruff
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Ripple Rings
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Young Robins
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Ocean Waves
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Lone Crow
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Crescent Moon
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Pheasant Feather
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Swan Feather
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Peacock Feather
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Spider Web
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Reed Head's
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Swallow's Nest
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Young Magpie
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

One Wagtail
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Raven Hatchling
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Spitsticker
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Chough Feather
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Teal Feather I
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Air Movements
Size 2" x 2"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Black Feather
Size 2" x 2"
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Other Wood Engravings available to order by Colin See-Paynton

© Colin See-Patnton

Startled Jill
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Wild Jack
Size 6" x 8"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Lepus Lepus
Size 8" x 6"
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© Colin See-Patnton

Old Silver
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 150

© Colin See-Patnton

Nocturnal Encounters
Hare and Woodcock
Size 6" x 8"
Print £245
Edition of 75

© Colin See-Patnton

Nocturnal Encounters
Hare and Moonshadows
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 75

© Colin See-Patnton

Nocturnal Encounters
Hare and Barn Owl
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 75

© Colin See-Patnton

Nocturnal Encounters
Hare and Eels
Size 6" x 8"
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Edition of 75

© Colin See-Patnton

Nocturnal Encounters
Hare and Moonshadows
Size 8" x 6"
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Edition of 75

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