Swan Cottage 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The Artist: Howard Robinson
Described as the artistic master of adorable animals, both wild and tame that brim with personality, the kind that makes a person smile. Working in the Art Licensing industry for over 36 years his delightful images can be found reproduced and giving joy to many, on numerous products throughout the world.
After many years of hard work and study I seem to be living the dream at the moment. From childhood I have always been fascinated by nature and this has become the main feature of my art and so I am never short of inspiration as work and hobbies have just become
one and the same.
Having been successful in breeding many rare birds I now get invited to give presentations as far a field as Africa and Australia and where I am then able to explore the wilds with the worlds experts. I visit so many amazing places I often have to pinch myself and so bursting with inspiration and reference I return home to paint my images. These images are frequently licensed by Zoo’s and Aquariums and so I then get to visit ‘behind the scene for hands on experience with even more fascinating species. Inspiration is all around me even as I work, at the end of my studio I have a glass wall enclosing my own piece of rainforest complete with waterfall and tropical plants in which poison dart frogs live and breed.
About Falcon de luxe
For the last 150 years, Jumbo has been creating extremely high quality puzzles.
Falcon’s premium deluxe range was first introduced in the 1970’s, although the earliest jigsaw puzzles date back to the 18th Century. Using distinctive blue backing card to ensure the pieces will keep their optimum shape and unique precision printing and cutting techniques, Falcon continuously bring together beautifully finished high quality images in various themes.
Designed and crafted with a passion for excellence, Falcon de luxe puzzles continue to celebrate distinctive values of heritage, quality and innovation.
Craftmanship counts… Quality has been an obsession at Jumbo for the last 160 Years. Ever since they began creating puzzles, they have used the most exacting techniques to ensure they produce puzzles of the finest quality.
It is a journey that starts when they first select their images. Not every beautiful picture makes for an entertaining puzzle. That is why they take such care over the choices they make. They ensure they only use the finest quality board, making sure each piece will keep its optimum shape and fit seamlessly together, time after time.
Each piece is carefully cut in such a way that the finished picture will look more like a poster than a puzzle.
At Jumbo, puzzle making is more than a craft, it is a passion. Something, Jumbo will continue to take pride in for years to come.