Peter Filmer


Peter Filmer lives in rural Australia with his wife. He has a background in science with a career as a game warden in South Africa, wildlife specialist in Australia and is an internationally recognized artist for his sculpture and drawing. In 1999 Peter won the Australian Tactile Art Prize and his work is held by collectors throughout the world.
A Shadow on the Land is his first work of fiction. Pete is the a co-illustrator of the children’s book Norman the Elephant and co-author of the bush fire survival guide Fire Fighting for Non Firefighting Women.
Peter’s observation of life as seen through the eyes of an artist will lead to additional books to follow A Shadow on the Land.
Family and community are the driving force in Pete’s life and he sees the humour in the small things of daily life. He is fortunate enough to walk out his front door and into acres of paddocks filled with Australian wildlife. Seven years of drought required hand feeding of many animals and birds and now that the drought has broken they find no good reason to give up this source of food so Pete spends his day surrounded by kangaroos and joeys all wanting a bit of his time and lots of his food. In return they eat the grass and keep the fire hazard down. It is a joy to behold and something that is the marvel of the Australian bush.
Enjoy his descriptive writing and share the lifestyle that one day soon will just be a memory.

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This member has not published any books.