This painting is of the Thames as it wends its way past Eynsham, the village where I live. It seems like such an ordinary place, but it’s full of magic, life and wonder. This painting belongs to my son, with who, when he was very young, I have regularly swum in the cool dark sparkling waters of river at this point. We have also pulled out many perch from this place.
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.