David Koster studied for three years at the Slade School of Art. He was a well-known and extremely accomplished printmaker specialising in natural history subjects. David was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and exhibited there regularly for many years as well as at The Royal Academy, London.

David undertook several illustration commissions including work for the RSPB and a front cover for their ‘Birds’ Magazine. He also illustrated ‘Down to Earth’ by John Stewart Collis with wood engravings plus ‘Fellow Mortals’, an anthology of animal poetry, with ink drawings.

He was an extremely knowledgeable naturalist with his work stemming from precise observation and study of his subjects inspired by time spent in Folkestone and Plockton, a village in the northwest Highlands.

David Koster

David undertook several illustration commissions including work for the RSPB and a front cover for their ‘Birds’ Magazine. He also illustrated ‘Down to Earth’ by John Stewart Collis with wood engravings plus ‘Fellow Mortals’, an anthology of animal poetry, with ink drawings.

He was an extremely knowledgeable naturalist with his work stemming from precise observation and study of his subjects inspired by time spent in Folkestone and Plockton, a village in the northwest Highlands.

*“I find the different print media particularly suitable for the depiction of wildlife, despite the technical difficulties they present and the hard physical work involved. Plus I find the need to make drawn and coloured studies from life and gather reference material a satisfying discipline.”*David Koster

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Bee

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 23/75

Plate Size: 7.5cm x 5.5cm

Paper Size: 13.5cm x 8.5cm

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 23/75

Plate Size: 7.5cm x 5.5cm

Paper Size: 13.5cm x 8.5cm

£45

Bumblebees in Rhododendron

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: A/P

Plate Size: 41.5cm x 27cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 37.5 cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: A/P

Plate Size: 41.5cm x 27cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 37.5 cm

£220

Cows on the Shore

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: A/P

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 41cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: A/P

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 41cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

£85

Cuckoo Wrasse i

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 1/20

Plate Size: 38cm x 53cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 76cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 1/20

Plate Size: 38cm x 53cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 76cm

£220

Cuckoo Wrasse ii

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 2/20

Plate Size: 43cm x 53cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 2/20

Plate Size: 43cm x 53cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm

£220

Fly Orchids ii

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 4/20

Plate Size: 38cm x 15cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 30.5cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 4/20

Plate Size: 38cm x 15cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 30.5cm

£85

Geese Swimming Home, Plockton

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 4/50

Plate Size: 38cm x 55cm

Paper Size: 24.5cm x 34.5cm

Hand-Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 4/50

Plate Size: 38cm x 55cm

Paper Size: 24.5cm x 34.5cm

£85

Horned Poppy

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 7/50

Plate Size: 22.5cm x 32cm

Paper Size: 37cm x 47.5 cm

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 7/50

Plate Size: 22.5cm x 32cm

Paper Size: 37cm x 47.5 cm

£185

Koi Karp

Etching with In-Plate Colouring and Hand Coloured

Edition Size: 65/100

Plate Size: 43cm x 60cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm

Etching with In-Plate Colouring and Hand Coloured

Edition Size: 65/100

Plate Size: 43cm x 60cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm

£220

Lady's Slipper Orchid

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 5/50

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 45cm

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 5/50

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 45cm

£85

Lowtide, Rhu, Plockton

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 1/50

Plate Size: 34.5cm x 46cm

Paper Size: 34.5cm x 46cm

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 1/50

Plate Size: 34.5cm x 46cm

Paper Size: 34.5cm x 46cm

£85

Plockton Regatta

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 2,3/ 50

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 2,3/ 50

Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

£85

Praying Mantis

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 4/30

Plate Size: 41.5cm x 29.5cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 39cm

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 4/30

Plate Size: 41.5cm x 29.5cm

Paper Size: 56cm x 39cm

£75

Queen Wasp Woodcut

Hand-Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 1/15

Plate Size: 48cm x 61cm

Paper Size: 61cm x 80cm

Hand-Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 1/15

Plate Size: 48cm x 61cm

Paper Size: 61cm x 80cm

£220

Rhu, Plockton i

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 10/50

Plate Size: 25cm x 34cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 45.5cm

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 10/50

Plate Size: 25cm x 34cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 45.5cm

£85

Rhu, Plockton ii

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 22/50

Plate Size: 17cm x 34.5cm

Paper Size: 31cm x 57cm

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 22/50

Plate Size: 17cm x 34.5cm

Paper Size: 31cm x 57cm

£85

Solitary Bee

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 17/57

Plate Size: 7cm x 5.5cm

Paper Size: 17.5cm x 14.5cm

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 17/57

Plate Size: 7cm x 5.5cm

Paper Size: 17.5cm x 14.5cm

£45

Stag Beetle

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: Test Plate

Plate Size:

Paper Size: 38cm x 46cm

Coloured Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: Test Plate

Plate Size:

Paper Size: 38cm x 46cm

£85

The Crags at Sunset from Plockton

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 6/50

Plate Size: 26cm x 40cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

Coloured Etching

Edition Size: 6/50

Plate Size: 26cm x 40cm

Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm

£85

Tigers

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: Unmarked

Plate Size: 50cm x 60.5cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: Unmarked

Plate Size: 50cm x 60.5cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm

£275

White Tailed Sea Eagle

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 3/15

Plate Size: 48cm x 64cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm

Coloured Woodcut

Edition Size: 3/15

Plate Size: 48cm x 64cm

Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm

£275