Just browsing for calendars and found an artist who paints surreal animal paintings in the style of natural history water colours. The style of Walton Ford is familiar, but the subjects are are odd, often dark serving as a critique on Colonialism and comment on Natural History.
From an article about his 2006 Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum "Using the animal kingdom as a mirror of the human world, Ford employs his skill as an artist and observer to communicate his views on society." http://artipedia.org/artsnews/exhibitions/2006/09/26/walton-ford-at-brooklyn-museum/
This article in the New York Magazine contains an Interview with the artist which explains the background of some of his pictures and where he gets his inspiration from.
The Armchair Zoologist is about getting involved with Nature through history and art as well as through Science and exploration. I am trying to combine my Victorian sense of wonder at nature's bounty with my 21st century conservation ethic. I like to mix an appreciation of the past with an awareness of what needs to be done now to preserve the future so I see this blog as an opportunity to enable you to enjoy nature and zoology from your armchair, while at the same time, giving you the tools to get out of the armchair and enjoy your natural environment, wherever you live.