Drawn to nature
TIM SQUIRES is a Tasmanian artist and designer with a passion for wildlife and natural history illustration. In 2009 he collaborated with wildlife ecologist Dr Sally Bryant to publish the book Animals of Tasmania: Wildlife of an Incredible Island. He has also contributed many illustrations of Tasmanian native birds to Don Knowler’s weekly Mercury column On The Wing.
Squires has a long-held fascination for the thylacine and bases his artwork on the intense study of historical illustrations and photographs, archival film footage, and the anatomical details of preserved thylacine specimens in Australian and international museums.
He is currently working on a new illustrated book devoted to the thylacine.