Brushes with Nature: The Art of Ron Van Gilder

(Sporting Classics Publishing)


Acclaimed for his stirring portraits of big game, his riveting images of waterfowl on the wing, Ron Van Gilder stands among the very best wildlife artists in the world. And now, in Brushes With Nature, his first-ever book, you can immerse yourself in the artist's world--a world of enchanting images depicting wild animals from Alaska to Africa.


Featuring a fascinating text by noted conservation writer Ron Ellis, and with a foreword by TV celebrity Ron Schara, this 11x14" book showcases more than 125 full-color paintings. You'll be amazed at the artist's versatility as seen in dozens of charcoal and pen-and-ink drawings. Two editions: Trade, $60, with hardcover and dust jacket, and Deluxe, $125, which is limited to 400 numbered copies, leather-bound and slipcased, with a giclee-on-canvas created by the artist and Bill Meyer of Wild Wings, Inc.