Maurice Pledger

My dad, Maurice Pledger, has been painting wildlife since he was a kid. He has illustrated and written countless children’s books that have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. He has also recently written 2 fishing books which you’ll see below. I’ve made this page to show off some of his new work and some of his older pieces. I’m incredibly proud, if it wasn’t for him none of my mad garbage would exist. Hope you like these.

2013-2015

blackbirdbluetitssandmartin

roughleggedbuzzard

moorhen

montagusharrier

mistlethrush

marshharrier(young male)

mallard

longearedowl

littleowl2

Linnet

lapwing

kingfisher

kestrel

jay

 

honeybuzzard

henharrier

greatcrestedgrebe

goshawk

crestedtit

chaffinch

buzzard

bunny1

bullfinchesducklingtworobins

treesparrow

tawnyowl

swallows

stbrunoflaketin

spottedflyercatcher2

sparrowhawk

snowyowlcirlbunting

greatgreyshrike

redbackedshrike

reedbunting

wheatear

whitethroatblackcap

woodchatshrike

yellowhammersmalldodobluetit2cuckoofirecresthousesparrowgoldcrestsmallGoldfinch+LongfordgreatspottedwoodpeckergreattitsmallgreenwoodpeckerlesserspottedwoodpeckerssedgewarblersshortearedowlsnipesmallsongthrushtreecreepersmallWAGTAILSBIGwillowtitsmallWillowWarblerwrenandbaitboxwrenbigwrens

Here are some examples of his books and some pictures of the spreads…

bookpagebookpage2allfouranimalsbillybunnycalodemafawndesertdinosaurskoalakoala2lion3monkeyMonkey1muelleripandapopupsreptilesseaspreads1spreads2spreads3tigertiggy

Here are his fishing books. Artist Angler and Water Colours. You can buy these books here Coch-Y-Bonddu
whilemyfloatsstillcockedwatercoloursmauricepledgerbook1mauricepledgerbook2mauricepledgerbook3blackandwhite

Some older pieces here..

Fish
barbelchubtakingelderberriesbream+reelchubcruciancarpEelfishhookedbrowntroutleapingbrownieoldholborntenchperch1perch3pikePike+cartwheelPike+Jackpike+waterrailpikefollowingplugrainbowtroutroachsalmontenchtroutandswallowroach+hemp(small)zanderpikeandlittlecrake

chubandslug

mirrorcarpandfloatingcrustsmall

leathercarp

jamjar

commoncarp

chubwaspgrubsbadges

Birds
birdbirdspheasant1bluetit3goosegreytitshobbyhobbyandswallowjaykingfisherslapwingPeregrine+grousepheasant2swampharrier+spottedcrakewoodpeckeryoung-goshawk

Animals
animals2animals1hedgehogfoxmauricepledger1mauricepledger2mauricepledger3bearandfox