Apr 272012
 


Wooed by gravity, she closes her eyes and falls from heaven as the sun dazzles her wings. • Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Rick Lieder

Rick Lieder

Painter and photographer Rick Lieder has been creating fine art and conceptual illustration for many years. His art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series, to Newbery Award-winning books for children, A Single Shard and Princess Academy. His work has been published widely in magazines and online (Orion, Natural History Magazine and others), and by HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Shuster and Farrar, Straus & Giroux and more. Recently he has concentrated on a body of work centering on ordinary backyard wildlife. These photographs capture the unique qualities of light interacting with the natural world, including luminous photographs of honey bees and small birds in flight, glowing fireflies mating and hovering over twilight fields, mosquitoes with a belly full of blood, and new-born praying mantis nymphs emerging from their egg cases. STEP GENTLY OUT is his new nature picture book for all ages, a collaboration between painter and photographer Rick Lieder and novelist and poet Helen Frost. Three starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews has selected Step Gently Out as one of four outstanding poetry titles for children to be featured on the Kirkus website for National Poetry Month, along with an interview. A website with all the news, reviews and up-to-date information for the book, plus a book trailer: http://bugdreams.com/sgo/

Share this post with your friends





Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
Nic Slocum

What a stunning image Rick

Rick Lieder

 Thanks Nic!

wpDiscuz

Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farming? – [3503 Views]
  2. POLL: Should foxes be culled to protect domestic pets? – [2014 Views]
  3. POLL: Should Nevada’s wild horses be protected from roundups and slaughter? – [1806 Views]
  4. POLL: Should the export of young elephants to Chinese zoos be banned? – [1502 Views]
  5. POLL: Should there be a total ban on trade in rhino horn? – [1267 Views]
  6. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on the shark fin trade? – [1016 Views]
  7. Radioactive Boar Wreak Havoc on Swedish Landscape – [896 Views]
  8. POLL: Would you support the reintroduction of the wolf in the UK? – [843 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the Grand Canyon Bison be culled? – [793 Views]
  10. POLL: Should outdoor cats be prevented from killing birds? – [746 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should hunting with hounds be banned? – [7635 Views]
  2. Gray Squirrels versus Red Squirrels – The Facts [7099 Views]
  3. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of bears and wolves be banned? – [3697 Views]
  4. POLL: Should the slaughter of badgers in the UK be finally stopped? – [3038 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the cruel sport of bullfighting be banned? [2873 Views]
  6. POLL: Should Canada ban the hunting of seals? [2667 Views]
  7. POLL: Should the Tories be allowed to bring back fox hunting? [2578 Views]
  8. POLL: Should wild elephants be sold to Chinese zoos? [2322 Views]
  9. POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for slaughtering Minke whales? [2289 Views]
  10. POLL: Should all tiger farms in China be closed down? [2081 Views]