Tim Squires works in a variety of styles and media that range from impressionistic sketches to detailed anatomically accurate drawings. He is inspired by the great nineteenth century natural history artwork of Richter, Lear, Wolf and Audubon, and fascinated by the science of island biogeography, which led Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell-Wallace to develop their theories of evolution.
Wildlife ecologist Dr Sally Bryant writes: “Islands all over the world are special. Their life forms evolve into the smallest, largest or most unusual of their kind. Surrounded by water, islands are a window to evolution through their limiting size and enforced isolation. Madagascar, Galapagos, Hawaii and New Zealand are islands all famous for their rich faunal histories and struggles of survival. Islands are centres of endemism, faunal collapse and species extinction. Tasmania is one of those places.”
The Animals of Tasmania suite of five limited edition prints were first published in 1998. These drawings, together with many more, later featured in the book Animals of Tasmania: Wildlife of An Incredible Island (Bryant and Squires, 2009).
The Animals of Tasmania suite of five prints are highly suitable for individual framing (UV conservation glass is recommended), or for storing in libraries, museums or private collections.
Each print measures 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in). The paper used is 140gsm Saxton Chardonnay. Each print is signed by the artist. The prints faithfully reproduce the colours, tones and textures of Squires’ original artwork in pencil, pen, ink and watercolour.