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Edwyn Collins' British Birdlife: Picture Gallery And Interview
Luke Turner , October 21st, 2008 10:27

The Quietus presents an exclusive gallery of Edwyn Collins' bird drawings


The Great Crested Grebe
Are you something of an ornithologist too?

I was a Young Ornithologist. When I was a boy I knew absolutely everything about British birds. I could identify them from all angles. I’m not so hot these days.

How did painting birds help with the healing process following your illness?

I draw with a pencil. It helped me immensely. It gave me back my individuality, my dignity.