A painting of the voyage of HMS Beagle, the ship on which Charles Darwin travelled around the world -with particular attention to South America - making discoveries as he went that would change the course of natural science.
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.
This painting was made on the iPad, digitally, using pixels on a screen. Therefore there is no single 'original' painting, every print of it is original! You can buy a high-resolution digital file for one-off personal use and get a print of this painting made in a size and format of your choice. Read how this option works.
Hint: this painting looks stunning as a print on canvas.
A pack of 4 large square greetings cards, two cards each of my paintings Song from the wood and Buried Treasure, both of which are inspired by life that depends on trees. Each card is blank inside, measures 150mm x150mm (6 x 6 inches) and comes with an envelope.