Aesop's Kiwi Fables: Paintings by Ray Ching

 

 

A selection of 12 paintings and one sculpture by an artist widely acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary painters of birds.

Here Ching offers an intriguing take on the timeless Aesop tales with a distinctly New Zealand twist. 

Wellington-born Ching now lives in England. Ten books have been published on his startlingly realistic work in which he has explored a wide range of subjects.

 

 

 

 

Discovered by publisher and ornithologist Sir William Collins who introduced him to British wildlife painter Sir Peter Scott, Ching soon left for the United Kingdom and in one year produced over 200 individual paintings for the Reader's Digest Book of British Birds, published in 1969. This has gone on to become the world's most successful and biggest-selling ornithological book and remains in print today.

Supported by Artis and Radio Live.