a tribute to orcas

Call him Ishmael ……. A tribute to Orcas

Call him Ishmael… Just as our killer whale rises from the ocean, I have divided this article, loosely, into: sinking, rising emerging and zenithing to metaphorically explore a relationship with Orcinus orca. I grew up knowing them as killer whales, I liked that they were killers, and I tend to call them that. Many people […]

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curly the Curled octopus

Curly The Curled Octopus

Curly The Curled Octopus How Curly became our logo We have just produced a new batch of t-shirts, in response to comments from customers, featuring curly the curled octopus. In effect we have launched the lifeforms brand as a brand; not what we expected to do. Our aspirations were much more unassuming – an environmental message […]

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Northern Flights Art Cards

Cards, cards and more cards!

Cards, cards and more cards We’re heading towards that ‘most wonderful time of the year’ when our hearts are filled with thoughts of loved ones. The time when we ponder sending Christmas cards far and wide. This year we’ve launched our new range of cards as Voyager and Boomerang cards. The back of each card […]

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Festive events

Festive Events

Where to find Lifeforms Art The festive season will soon be upon us and we’ll be out and about at a few markets and festive events. This is just a quickie to let you know where to find us when! We’d love to see you so please come and say hello. Greenwich Market Jake will […]

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Art on T-shirts

My Grandfather, The Cavemen and Me!

Why we sell our Art on T-shirts? Art on T-shirts is the best way we can think of to raise awareness of the Natural World. We at Lifeforms are conservationists to the core. Whilst extinction is a natural phenomenon over millions of years, extinctions caused by human activity are a very different matter. Taken at […]

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Distant meeting with seals

Distant Meetings with Seals

Distant meetings with Seals Grey Seal Pups I saw my first seal pup of the year a couple of weeks ago  (29th August). I spotted it from the cliffs near Strumble Head. Their autumn breeding season has begun! The following day there were two more, calling mournfully to their mums. We live near the sea and see […]

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Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) The leatherback turtle is also known as the leathery turtle or Luth. It is one of the most threatened species to be found in British waters. Can you see leatherback turtles off the British coast? Although it cannot breed on our chilly beaches, the leatherback turtle migrates thousands of miles to […]

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scarlet malachite beetle

Lifeforms Art and the Conservation of the Scarlet Malachite Beetle

The Scarlet Malachite Beetle What Is The Scarlet Malachite Beetle? Flighty and small with red and metallic green colouring, the scarlet malachite beetle is one of Britain’s rarest and most threatened insects. It is about 1cm long and visits flowers and grass heads from late April to July. Opening its delicate red wing-cases, it unfurls […]

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Crabs – a childhood memory.

Crabs and crabbing I finally got round to drawing crabs lately. Hunting crabs is a big part of what made me and to see a crab even now, whatever species, brings a buzz of excitement deep inside that takes me back to my childhood. I don’t remember all the details but the feeling is a […]

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steller's sea cow

Steller’s Sea Cow – A story of Extinction

It’s too late for the Steller’s Sea Cow… I guess that’s its message. Whilst many people, most of them sailors, saw, hunted and tasted Steller’s sea cow, it bears the name Steller simply because Georg Wilhelm Steller was the only person to describe the animal and its ecology scientifically. Related to the much smaller tropical […]

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