Richard Meyer is an author and artist with a passion for the natural world. He began his zoological career working with Sir Peter Scott (Founder of the World Wildlife Fund) at The Wildfowl Trust, gaining a doctorate for his work on returning the Red-
After working with Peter Scott and meeting great wildlife artists like Philip Rickman and Keith Shackleton, his work in ethology (animal behaviour) was led by luminaries like Niko Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz and Gerald Durrell. The intimate bond between animal and environment with its myriad of inter-
Even as a child, Richard suspected that Man corrupted Nature: wrestling Her to his own ends -
Nature and the countryside, represented a safe retreat and remain so. But in a sense, fine art and wild nature are conflicting passions. Conflicting because one is about survival of the natural world, and the other is about one's own personal integrity and sanity; Richard soon found that worry about one endangered the other.
One critic said of Richard's paintings, Richard Meyer’s paintings are vibrant and expressionistic, emerging from the margins of an eternal triangle, where Civilization meets Nature -
You can see the complete catalogue of Richard’s books here
and his extensive bibliography is listed here
or visit the Meyer Gallery