'Langford Press is
to be congratulated on an impressive list of wildlife art books: this is the
first to concentrate on fish. Most are underwater views, painted by an artist
who spends much time in a wet suit in Britain’s rivers. A few show fish as most
of us just occasionally see them, from above the water. The fish tend to be
nearly “perfect”….The beautiful pictures offer a glimpse into a world of a group
of creatures usually sadly neglected by wildlife enthusiast.'
RSPB Birds Mag. Feb-April 2009
'... it is with great pleasure that I opened the cover of
Beneath the Surface. Inside this large -format volume are some of the most
appealing paintings and line art it has ever been my privilege to review, and
the quality of the reproduction is absolutely beyond reproach - be prepared
for a serious treat.
Langford Press have enjoyed considerable success with their
'Wildlife Art Series' and David Miller was an obvious choice...as a fisherman it
is impossible not to appreciate this book. David is a keen angler and learnt his
fish portraiture the hard way, by diving to view his subject in their natural
habitat-it sounds kind of extreme, but when you compare David's art to virtually
anybody else's, it is impossible not to be conscious of the difference, not
least because most artists paint fish as they appear in the hand, rather than as
they do underwater. David's fish look as if they belong there...The plates are
generous and accompanied by explanatory text and photographs; with sections on
coarse, game and sea fish I don't see how anyone could turn this down.'
Andrew Herd Waterlog No. 64 Summer
'156 pages of some of the most stunning wildlife art to have ever graced a
book...this book combines David's love of our sport with his immense abilities
as an artist....if stunning artwork accompanied by absorbing stories and
explanations is what you are looking for in a book this is right up your
Ben Weir Angler's Mail Jan 29 2008
'Like many artists, Miller likes to get the details right and that's clear
enough in this stunning collection of paintings, sketches and photographs of
fish, faithfully depicted in their habitat....The book is arranged in three
sections, covering coarse, game and sea fish. Much as I love all of his work, it
is the paintings of pike that stand out for me.'
Richard Donkin Financial Times November 24/25 2007.