British Columbia: Graced by Nature's Palette takes a journey through B.C.'s unique and varied landscape through the seasons in which this book showcases its abundant fauna and flora. From rare wildflowers to ferns fighting for light on the forest floors British Columbia: Graced by Nature's Palette reveals all that this beautiful province has to offer, including abandoned relics from the past in the process of returning to nature. Amidst the photography and occasional watercolour there are also useful tips and facts about the wildlife depicted in the images, such as what's edible and what's not-Sagebrush buttercup, no; Crowberry, yes. This is Frank Townsley's first book.

Frank is an avid naturalist and traveler who loves capturing nature's treasures in both his photography and painting. Born in Vancouver, he was raised in the shadows of the North Shore Mountains. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and later graduated with honours in 1979 from the Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he studied watercolour painting under Paul Souza. Returning to Vancouver he established a freelance practice in both photography and painting. He joined the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1979 and at his first exhibition in the spring of 1980 he was awarded the first place Shell Canada award. He teaches both photography and painting throughout the lower mainland.


British Columbia: Graced by Nature's Palette (Sandhill 2016) 978-1-4602-7771-3, $49.95

[BCBW 2016]