Artist’s book with images by Edward Chell, essay by Jenny Uglow and interview with the artist.

The book is available to purchase for £14.00 plus £2.99 postage and packaging within the UK. For international postage rates please email

painting on panel by Edward Chell

Six gesso panels, part of series of 60. Acrylic in lacquer on gesso panel, 28cm x 23cm, 2013

Eclipse is an ongoing series of silhouette portrait paintings of plants found commonly in places as diverse as managed woodlands and motorway verges, throughout Britain.

This artist’s book-cum-botanical guide includes 40 illustrations from Chell’s series, documenting this major body of work whilst also serving as a handy guide for amateur plant-spotters.

This book includes a new essay by Jenny Uglow scrutinising the history and continuing significance of the silhouette form, and an interview with Chell unpicking his obsession with plants that thrive both in conventional and unconventional landscape places.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Edward Chell: Eclipse at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, 22 June – 8 September 2013.

This 108p artist’s book brings together forty plant silhouette paintings from Edward Chell’s Eclipse series with an essay on the silhouette by writer, critic and historian, Jenny Uglow and an interview with the artist.

  • Artists Edward Chell
  • Authors Jenny Uglow, Edward Chell, Dan Howard-Birt
  • Editors Dan Howard-Birt, Emma Brooker
  • Publisher Stour Valley Arts
  • ISBN 9780955871979
  • Format hardback
  • Pages 108
  • Illustrations 44 colour, 6 b&w illustrations
  • Dimensions 210mm x 165mm
  • Weight 455g
  • Publication Date 9 Oct 2013

Stour Valley Arts £14

The book is now available to purchase for £14.00