Book Launch: The Call of the Running Tide by Andrew Stock PPSWLA

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Join Andrew Stock for the launch and signing of his much anticipated book, 'The Call of the Running Tide'.

"During the last three years, whenever I have had an inspirational moment away from the easel, I have been writing about my career as an artist. I have also been collating many images of my work from the last 45 years. The result is a limited-edition book to be published in October as a collaboration with wildlife art specialists Mascot Media. This has been a thoroughly absorbing project and I believe the book is a fascinating and revealing account of my journey through five decades and four continents." - Andrew Stock, Past President of the Society of Wildlife Artists

The book will appeal to collectors, art and wildlife enthusiasts, as well as anyone else who is just a little curious about how one survives as a wildlife artist! As well as illustrated chapters on the artist's adventures in Europe, India, Africa and the Antarctic, there is a section on the Society of Wildlife Artists (60 this year) and Andrew's 40 years as a member – including his time as President.

Andrew is a self-taught artist and has been painting full time since leaving Sherborne School in 1978. Whilst still at school he was personally encouraged by the late Sir Peter Scott and went on to hold his first one-man exhibition at the age of twenty-one at the Malcolm Innes Gallery in London. He remained with Malcolm Innes throughout the 1980s before branching out with other galleries. He was elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1983. He went on to serve as Honorary Secretary, before he was elected President of the SWLA in 2004. Following a term of five successful years he stepped down as president to concentrate on his painting but remains an active member and an Honorary Vice President. 


  • Introduction: In the footprints of Henry Williamson
  • The Call of the Running Tide: An artist's journey through life, landscape and nature
  • A Place in Society: SWLA - 40 years of membership and five years as President 
  • Europe: Scotland, France, the Alps, the New Forest, Cornwall
  • Asia: India - Kerala, Rajasthan, Himalaya
  • Antarctica: Ice, islands, penguins and petrels...
  • Africa: South Africa, Morocco
  • Etchings: Adventures in printmaking
  • Acknowledgements

The standard hardback will retail at £35.

A further 50 books will be signed by the artist and include a small original sketch on the fly sheet. Priced £75.

A boxed book, limited edition of just 50 will include a new, original etching ('Torridge Kingfisher', edition of 50). The book will be signed and numbered by the artist and include a small original sketch on the fly sheet. This package costs £275.

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