The Grandfather of Evolution
Heroes Exhibition at Lichfield Literature Festival, 1-4 March 2017
Working as the Illustrator in Residence at Lichfield Festival I was asked to add to the ‘Heroes’ series of illustrated portraits with a number of new pieces inspired by literary/heroes for the Literature Festival.
As a significant figure in Lichfield’s history this portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) references the bust created by Dallas Collins and pays homage to elements of Erasmus Darwin’s life. This portrait is available as a A3 signed giclée print, with a limited edition of 25. Text includes the following details: Erasmus Darwin, Botanist | Poet | Physician. All framed prints on display have been hand embellished with metallic acrylic.
Find out more about the festival and view work in progress images on the Heroes Exhibition Blog.