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David Bellamy's Arabian Light

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David Bellamy's 'Arabian Light' documents this renowned artists' journeys through the deserts, mountains and souks of the Middle East. This title follows on from David's highly acclaimed Arctic Light, and offers and inside look at the artist's exploration of South Arabia, the Swahili Coast, Jordan, Lebanon and Oman. David examines the history, culture, customs and geography of the region, all documented alonside his stunning wtercolour paintings. Filled with David's own anecdotes and humour, this book is an entertaining and inspiring read, demonstrating the incredible beauty and fascinating culture of the region.

Including over 300 illustrations, this book is a must for any passionate watercolourist. The included artworks were all painted on his expedition and capture the diverse and majestic landscape and it's inhabitants. You're sure to be inspired by his skills in capturing sweeping vistas and his ability to distill the essense of a place into a painting.

176 page Hardback with dust jacket. 216 x 280mm.


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  • Introduction
  • South Arabia & the Swahili Coast
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Oman
  • Gilf Kebir Expedition
  • Lebanon
  • Painting in hot places
  • Afterword
  • Glossary
  • Select bibliography
  • Index
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David Bellamy has always been fascinated by the world's wild places. Highly regarded as a teacher of art, he has a tremendous following among leisure painters, many of whom have attended his extremely popular courses and workshops both in the UK and overseas. He gives demonstrations and talks, produces successful DVDs, has written many books on watercolour painting and is a regular contributor to art magazines. David lives in Builth Wells, Wales.

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David Bellamy's Arabian Light Product Code: 9781782217299
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    excellent book great paintings, a pity no size of paintings given but that is a triviality for such a lovely book Ronald Mountcastle (Spalding, United Kingdom) on 20 Jun 2022
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