A welcome from Richard:
I've been around a long time and done lots of things, mostly good I hope but probably not all. In Glasgow University’s Dept of Zoology (as was) I worked for a PhD re-
I began under my childhood hero (Sir) Peter Scott – founder of the World Wildlife Fund (as was = ‘aw’) – at The Wildfowl Trust (aw) before working with other rare animals in zoological collections elsewhere, and as a lowly assistant for the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (aw) in the Lake District. I served on the (aw) Cornwall Trust for Nature Conservation Council and HM Government’s TB Consultative Panel (aw).
I was a cinema projectionist in the good old pre-
But only my PhD was as demanding as Painting: the toughest things I’ve done (not counting one small class of weird children at a particular school in South Wales). Direct expressionist painting is very tiring. My work is raw and deliberately unpolished, using much salvaged material for supports and frames in the belief that good art reflects the human condition, our relationship with the natural world and with each other.
As with visual art, so with writing: Poetry has become very important to me; I don’t really try to publish it, wanting to keep it as honest as possible. I am though an experienced author of a dozen published books and ~100 articles, many self-
Since then, I've completed a ca.250k trilogy, Omens and Havens which follows the development of a family of four indomitable children who fight the corruption and sadness which threatens their world. I see them as ‘dark green’ adventure stories for all intelligent ages.
The Children Who Wouldn’t... published in 2013 has been re-
I have now completed a sequel, Picts and Wildcats – the 4th in the series – set in north-
Here’s an illustration in the second story…
Richard Meyer is an artist, author and naturalist living and working in the Highlands of Scotland. Fire-
The first two are based on real life events. All three are trans-
I think my titles would sit happily alongside Alan Garner, Arthur Ransome and CS Lewis on any bookshelf; I’d like to add Philip Pullman, JRR Tolkein and JK Rowling but that might be too presumptuous.
I hope you have time to wander round this site and the other two. And many thanks for reading this far. Please get in touch.
‘What had obviously once been a window was now boarded up with heavy planks’.
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