The original painting (acrylic on canvas, size 80cm x 40cm) is now in a private collection in Canada.
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Cherhill lookout was a commission. Doug emailed me. He wanted me to paint a different view of the landscape around Cherhill in Wiltshire where he lives, as a surprise gift for his wife. It shows a barn owl looking out over his territory, which includes the Cherhill downs, looking over towards Avebury and Silbury Hill.
After Doug gave the picture to his wife, he said: “She really can’t stop looking at it – I keep catching her standing in front of it!”
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.