David Measures, One of the Master Wildlife Artists – Obituary

This month the world of wildlife art sadly lost one of its stalwarts: David Guy Measures.

I was privileged to meet David on a number of occasions – when he was Artist in Residence at Nature In Art, at the annual SWLA exhibition and at Bird Fair.

David was best known for his paintings of butterflies and published two books of his distinctive images. He was an avid sketcher and produced his work exclusively outdoors in front of the subject. His aim was to capture the character of the subject rather than produce a slavish copy of its appearance.

David was a keen supporter of wildlife art initiatives and brought both formidable intelligence and great experience to the subject. A retired teacher, he was generous with his advice and encouragement to aspiring artists without trumpeting his own mastery of his craft.

Here’s a link to the Daily Telegraph obituary.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/art-obituaries/8691948/David-Measures.html#disqus_thread

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Wildlife artist.
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