David Bellamy is a well known artist and author of fourteen books and many DVDs. He demonstrates at art exhibitions all over the country and runs courses and expeditions all over the world. He specialises in painting mountains, rugged scenes and coastal landscapes. He is particularly fascinated by the moods of nature in wild places. Through his painting and writing he hopes to bring about a greater awareness of the threats to the natural environment and he is particularly active in conserving the wild areas.