Far South Art is a registered business name, and micro-publisher of educational books with an online store. Far South Art publishes the Tasmanian nature education book: Seasons of the Far South, written and illustrated by artist Keith Davis. A proportion of any profits from book sales are donated to support selected nature conservation projects in the southern Tasmanian region. You can also purchase quality nature art prints of original artwork from our online store gallery.
Keith Davis is an artist, nature-art illustrator, author, permaculture designer and educator, passionate about nature and sustainability education. He has exhibited his nature art in Victoria and Tasmania, and won the Best Multi Media Art Prize at the 2007, 24th annual Port Fairy-Belfast regional art show in Victoria for one of his pencil-watercolour nature paintings.
Keith has been drawing and painting nature for five decades, and completed a Diploma of Commercial Art in 1989. He has trained under acclaimed children's-book illustrator, Jane Tanner, and renowned botanical illustrator, Margaret Muffet. He has completed a Certificate of Natural History Illustration with the University of Newcastle. His original hand-drawn pencil sketches, which illustrate the book Seasons of the Far South, portray the flora and fauna of southern Tasmania. He holds tertiary qualifications in art, education and science and lives at Dover in the Far South of Tasmania.
Since 2008, I have been using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for much of my hand-drawn nature artwork sketching and illustrating. I love the rich colours of these pencils and how well they blend together on 100% cotton art papers to accurately reproduce my natural history subjects in all their true-coloured glory. Coupled with my preferred medium for working on, the St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford series fine-grained, cold-pressed classic watercolour papers, I achieve very satisfying results. Recently, I have been experimenting with other drawing tools and media for my artwork and nature journaling, including Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils, brush pens, gel pens and a range of toned paper sketchbooks.