A Tribute To
DONALD PLAYFORD - ARTIST
1954 - 2010

(above) Evening Gazette 1977

AUG 2014: The Lynch Collection
Thanks to Mick Lynch, an old friend of Don's from Middlesbrough, for sending his scans
of the following pieces from the late 70s including a page of Don's notes from a day birdwatching
at the North Gare.

Nuthatch
Foxes in ink
Kingfisher

Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl
Tyto Alba aka Barn Owl

Don's notes from New Year's eve 1979.



Jan 2014: The Giles Collection
Thanks to Uncle John Giles :-)
Chiff Chaff
Marsh Tit
Kingfisher (c1970)





Jan 2014: The Godden Collection
More of Don's work has come to light - on the Isle of Wight! Many thanks to Bob Godden for sending these excellent photos of seven originals by Don from the late 70s.
Kingfisher
Bullfinch
Chaffinch
Long-tailed Tits
House Sparrow
Jay





Badger - Scratchboard (c1970)
Submitted by our cousin Mark Mclay





JAN 2013 - LOST ART LOCATED
Two and a half years after I put up this tribute and appeal, it has finally yielded a result - a collection of some of Don's long lost artwork! In 1978 & 79, Don was commissioned to produce 10 paintings of birds by a Teesside bank manager. Over Xmas, I got a call from that man; a Mr.Coulson (above left), now retired and living in the Dales; and he still had the pics! In early January, me and Ray Playford (Don's brother / my cousin - above right) went to meet him and see the collection. After 35 years, they were a little faded but so great to see. Many thanks to Mr. Coulson for getting in touch and allowing us to take pics of them to include on this page. Here's hoping this is the belated first of many such calls...who knows how many paintings are out there?
The Coulson Collection
Goldfinch
Blackbird
Blue Tits
Robin
Pied Wagtail
Mistle Thrush
Kingfisher
Tawny Owl
Little Owl





DRAWINGS & SKETCHES
(Ray Playford Collection)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arguments Yard, Whitby





WANTED:
Don's original artwork or info regarding its whereabouts -
to photograph or scan to add to this tribute gallery

Please call 01287-203165 or drop me an email
craig@pancrack.tv