Twenty-two Tapirs

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Have I painted 22 tapirs? Perhaps. I’m not sure. I never was good at counting :( I liked drawing instead :)

 

Tapirs are an unusual animal which some are not so familiar with. I like that this remarkable animal has remained as evolution has left them … for millions of years. Somewhat related to the elephant and rhinoceros, they’re smaller, tapered at the front and wider at the rear, with a sort of trunk which acts both as a snorkel and a food-grabbing device. They live in jungles of places like Peru and Malaysia. Sensitive to changes in their environment, tapirs are also nature’s warning when we humans disturb their homes. 

 

You may notice that my interpretation of the everyday life of tapirs differs from the Attenboroughs of the world. 

 

Part of the sale of these pieces will go to help Pro Tapir, a non-profit organisation. There are 9 watercolour and gouache paintings, and 4  graphite illustrations (all unframed). There will also be a souvenir printed postcard.

 

All tapirs are endangered. If you want to join in and help tapirs:

https://protapir.wordpress.com

Martin Harris 2017

Adopt an Anteater
Adopt an Anteater

7x10cm watercolour & gouache on art board from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Adopt a Marmoset
Adopt a Marmoset

7x10cm watercolour & gouache on art board from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Adopt a Tapir
Adopt a Tapir

7x10cm watercolour & gouache on art board from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Adopt a Jaguar Cub
Adopt a Jaguar Cub

7x10cm watercolour & gouache on art board from the '22 Tapirs' show

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T.N.T. Tapir National Transport
T.N.T. Tapir National Transport

14.5x22cm watercolour & gouache on art board 2017 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Tapir's Friends
Tapir's Friends

16x16.5cm watercolour & gouache on art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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The Fox-Tapir Alliance
The Fox-Tapir Alliance

11.5x11.5cm watercolour & gouache on art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Tea-Time Tapirs
Tea-Time Tapirs

9x10cm watercolour & gouache on art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Tapirus Terrestris
Tapirus Terrestris

11x13cm watercolour & gouache on art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Rhea americana
Rhea americana

7x8cm graphite on tracing paper affixed to art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Jeune dame d'animaux
Jeune dame d'animaux

8x9cm graphite on tracing paper affixed to art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Tapirs new hairstyle
Tapirs new hairstyle

5x6cm graphite on tracing paper affixed to art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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Malayan Tapir
Malayan Tapir

6x9.5cm graphite on paper affixed to art board 2016 from the '22 Tapirs' show

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