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prolific Painter & Writer on Wildlife & Creation; specifically BIRDS, and especially researching their Design, Beauty & Origins ....

Note, lots of work is also found on Facebook: Philip Snow Art;

@ https://www.facebook.com/philipsnowart

And there are many of my North Wales Wildlife Sketches (& wildlife videos of Otters & Peregrines etc) at

Facebook: North Wales Bird & Wildlife page; &

Facebook: Wildlife of Anglesey page

2022: 'Exhibition' of artwork from the book, plus lots of PAINTINGS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PRINTS, CARDS & other BOOKS at home here in my little Anglesey Studio:

ALL Welcome!


Book & Artwork Youtube 18 min video:




'The Design & Origin of Birds' DayOne Books UK/USA

Facebook: Philip Snow Art

Facebook: Creation of Evolution

My Gallery Paintings, Book & Magazine etc Illustration & Writings are often based on my (adopted) Anglesey, North Wales, or Scotland & its glorious Highlands & Islands.

As already hinted, many Originals are Sold, but still liable to be repainted in similar scenes or studies, as many painters do in the perpetual search for a better take on a beloved theme! Although no two can ever be the same.....

They can also be available as ltd prints, like many other Illustrations & Sketches - just ask. There are also many Prints of other wildlife like OWLS, OSPREYS, or TURTLES & other Turkish wildlife, done especially to help raise money for charities like: N WALES OWL TRUST, Llandudno; GLASLYN OSPREYS, Gwynedd; & KAPTAN JUNES Loggerhead TURTLES in Dalyan, Turkey.

Below: Osprey Pair, Glaslyn; & Red Kite, Cadir Idris (below) A4 ltd ed Prints available

*Barn Owls

A4 Print

*Llanddwyn Isle, Cefni Estuary & Llyn Peninsula, North Wales, with Curlews.
Watercolour &Ltd Edition repro print A3
(Original Sold, but a scene I paint fairly regularly - with variations!)
*Bottom:Arctic Terns at Sea(Status as above)

Red Squirrels, Newborough (Forest Squirrel Trail Sign). Otter Studies, Wild & Captive. A4 prints

My two main books have taken over 20 yrs of research & sketching, the first being one of the most wide-ranging & controversial bird books ever produced:

‘The Design & Origin of Birds’

[DayOne Books UK/USA].

The second, the highly acclaimed

‘Light & Flight – Hebridean Wildlife & Landscape Sketchbook’

[Brown & Whittaker, Mull]:

PLUS: 'Tall Tales from an Estuary' - basically my idiosyncratic update of C. F. Tunnicliffe RA OBE's classic 'Shorelands Summer Diary', largely about the beautiful Malltraeth Estuary right outside my window - but putting it in a global context of changing migration & climate patterns, & human influence etc:

  • A lavishly illustrated story of a typical Welsh estuary & its exotic avian visitors from all over the earth, told & pictured by its garrulous guardian & hoary historian, Howell the Heron! He's usually sat by the bridge...It [the book, not the heron] was recently presented to HRH Prince Charles [along with a painting, & print, of Red Squirrels], who later enthused about how much he 'enjoyed the book' & 'lovely paintings'.

Although I have contributed illustrations or painted covers for over 70 Books - incl Collins Field Guides - and many Magazines, Prints, Prints & Cards, Reserve Maps & Leaflets, etc, and contributed Paintings to many top Exhibitions in various countries, 'Tall Tales' is only the 7th Book I have both written & illustrated.... But many more are on the way, including, oh.... a million word Trilogy on the end of this particular phase of Space/Time (!)

Other new Philip Snow BOOKS out - soon!:


Amberley Books, Due 15th June/21.

  • BIRDS of ARRAN with John Rhead, 2017 edition..... somewaht delayed?!

  • 'OWL BUSINESS' - a children's book with the N Wales OWL TRUST, currently being produced.

COVER MOCKUP : Also due June/21

'Birds of Wales' cover art and frontispiece

A4 Prints available

*And by Mull & BBC SpringWatch /Autumnwatch, RSPB eagle-man, Dave SEXTON & Philip SNOW:


{Brown & Whittaker, Mull] ...

Originally written by the late Mike Madders, & once again a best seller, featuring one of the very best Scottish islands for eagles, otters & other glorious Scottish wildlife & landscape.

I have also produced, with wildlife film-maker, John Evans, a Wildlife Filming & Painting DVD:

'A Brush with Wildlife'

[currently unavailable].

With a certain Royal at the opening of the TUNNICLIFFE GALLERY at Oriel Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey - back in hairier days!
(I'm looking worried because the computer sketch book display crashed just before she looked at it.....)and, Pic below, I said the first thing that popped into my head - 'It worked fine till you arrived, Marm!'No, she was not amused....