Thomas Jackson - Gathered Specimens
Water Colour and Gouache on Archers // 9.6” x 14.5”
Thomas Jackson is An Australian artist and illustrator who was born in Bolton, U.K.
Moving to Sydney, Australia as a child, he was instantly drawn to the natural wildlife of this new country. Fascinated by the local animals and landscapes, he drew inspiration from his new home, as well as scientific plant and animal specimens, entomology and taxidermy.’
Today, Thomas puts a modern take on ‘Natural History Illustration’, painstakingly creating smaller scale works for galleries and translating these into large scale public murals.
In this new body of works ‘Florilegium’ ,Thomas gathers inspiration from his everyday scenes and local environment. Gathering plant and animal specimens on his day to day to create an illustrative look into the wonderful wildlife native to his local surrounds.
Adventuring into national and local parks of his Sydney home, Thomas finds beautiful, rare and even dangerous local animals to masterfully house between the eucalypts abundant within these regions.