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.
Ahoy there! This painting celebrates the poetry of the shipping forecast, a great British institution. As well as prints, available here, I also have greetings cards, coasters, and tea towels of this award-winning painting!
High quality poster/print of an original painting on 200gsm archival quality paper, printed with UV stable inks and signed by the artist. Comes to you wrapped and rolled in a sturdy postal pack. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
Choose either A1 size 594 x 841mm or A2 420 x 594mm
The Wallace Line is a biogeographical boundary that separates Asia and Australia. The line is named after naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace who during his travels through the Indonesian archipelago in the mid 19th century, first observed that to the west of the island of Lombok only Asiatic species occur and that to the east of Bali is a mixture of Asiatic and Australian species.
The painting features some of the creatures that Wallace collected on his travels, including a huge atlas moth and a black-browed barbet (the green bird on the top left), a specimen which Wallace collected I saw last year on display at the Natural History Museum in Tring.
I can’t tell you how much fun it has been to express my fascination for biogeography and my admiration for Wallace in bright bold colours.
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.