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The original watercolour painting is not for sale and is the property of the artist’s son. A digital file of this painting is available for you to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more about how this option works…
A2 signed prints of this painting are available (the original has found a home.) Price includes P&P to UK address.
Or, buy a digital file to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more about how this works…
This painting is about extinct and critically endangered species based on an idea from a song called ‘Squonk’ by Genesis. It’s a difficult subject which fills me with sadness, but I had to make this statement. I became more ashamed of being human with every brushstoke.
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.