For thirty years Marcello Pettineo has devoted his energy to creating art based on the natural world. His research has taken him across the globe. He has worked with several scientific missions and with the museum of Natural History in Paris.
Marcello has also created artwork for high-end companies including Holland & Holland and Leica. He does not hunt, but has seen the positive effects of managed hunting in many countries. That is why he offered his work for Hunting Life – Moments of Truth.
Marcello is in some ways a man out of his own time. By rights he belongs among the great explorer/naturalists of the Victorian era.
‘I want my work to look like a naturalist’s sketchbook,’ he says. ‘The images are my message — that we must see and understand the natural world if we are to preserve it. Often the adventure is just two steps away.’
Peter P. Ryan www.faraway.co