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Peter Parks, as did his mentor Sir Alister
Hardy, has used his artistic skills to portray the marine world.
His early career centred around biological illustration, for the
Department of Zoology at Oxford and at the London Illustrated News.
In recent years he has embarked upon a series of oil paintings which
illustrate oceanic encounters known to occur but virtually impossible
to film or photograph.
The scenes exhibited here depict a range of
predator-prey relationships associated with open ocean plankton
communities, seen by, or reported to, the author.