Brian Carter was an artist, poet, columnist, children’s writer, naturalist and broadcaster who influenced a generation of nature writers. He authored six novels that explore man’s relationship with nature, the first of which was A Black Fox Running published in 1982. His art was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and at galleries in Paris, Germany, Holland and Canada, and he had a one-man show on London’s West End. He fought and won many conservation battles for the English countryside and had a great love of the natural world, particularly of Dartmoor, where he lived most of his life and spent time outdoors walking, cycling and playing football. He contributed to every edition of West Country newspaper the Herald Express from the early 1980s. He is survived by his widow Patsy, his children Christian and Rebecca, and three grandchildren.
Brian Carter died in 2015.