The following bird art was kindly prepared for Birdwatch Northumbria by John Patten, a local artist. Below are a series of woodcut bird prints created by John.
Interested in both the natural world and graphic art, John combines the two in his relief prints and wood engravings, mainly but not exclusively of birds. The great Tyneside illustrator Thomas Bewick would immediately recognize the process, if not all of the species...
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