About the book
As an art book, Butterfly Landscapes is a feast for the eyes, featuring over 200 of Richard Tratt’s Natural Habitat Paintings. These images combine the author’s lifelong interest in butterflies with his skills as a landscape artist. Richard’s knowledge and clear concise descriptions, ensure that this is also an informative book, with a central section devoted to each of the 59 British species. This is Richard’s first book and covers paintings produced over a period of more than ten years.
here are 200 pages of superb pictures, from windswept, sun-washed downland with blues and skippers to watercolour sketches and field notes of holly blues. Most artists find difficulty putting a large bird convincingly into a landscape: these butterflies work brilliantly
RSPB Birds magazine Autumn 2006
This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. Richard’s landscapes are breathtaking and the butterflies wonderful. Spread amongst the pictures is a wealth of information about butterflies so it is practical as well as beautiful.
Review by Amazon customer