Richard Bell is an illustrator and writer, based in West Yorkshire. Since 1998 his illustrated Wild West Yorkshire nature diary has featured the wildlife of gardens, woodland, heaths and waterside on his home patch in the Calder Valley and beyond. In January 2011 he made the move to WordPress format.
You can see his published sketchbooks, walks and local guides at Willow Island Editions. He’s currently working on a Sherlock Holmes book project which involves drawing at a number of locations – including the Reichenbach Falls (left) where Holmes fought with his arch-enemy Moriarty - associated with the detective and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.