Wildlife Art Collection
Tymmsart is a new venture by wildlife artist Howard Grant Timms to help support wildlife rehabilitation efforts. Timms began his wildlife art career in the late 1970s. His work was featured in a number of galleries and shows, including WWF auctions, the Buckhorn Festival, the Art Loft in Peterborough, and the Burdette Gallery in Orangeville. Now in retirement from an academic career and teaching at Trent and York Universities, he has returned to wildlife art. Though in the 70s and 80s he had worked exclusively in oils, his new work is a combination of digital painting with with traditional methods, wherein digital painting is used in several semi-transparent layers over high-resolution scans of original oils and graphite drawings (for more information on techniques used see the FAQ page). The largest prints are slightly smaller than the originals. The limited edition giclée prints are produced from high-resolution scans and digital images (up to 1000 pixels per inch). The prints are available on acid-free art paper or stretched canvas. A portion of the proceeds from print sales (15% of the total purchase price) will be donated in the purchasers name to wildlife centres, including the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation in Wyoming Ontario - BCRR | Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation. Browse the site and find your next piece today.
Images used for the prints are high-resolution, from 600 to 1000 pixels per inch, preserving all the original colour and detail. Please note that the finished prints do not have watermarks.
Giclée prints, in recent years, have largely replaced the far more expensive lithographs for art reproductions. The printing printing uses Canon or HP archival inks that are rated to last over 100 years, meaning that the prints retain their original vibrancy for decades. Having done both types of reproductions over the years, I've found that the giclée process is superior to all but the most expensive lithographs, and is by far the more affordable option.
The canvas used for both limited editions (of 125) and open editions is a long lasting poly-cotton blend that is ph-neutral and preserved with a satin finish. Limited Edition prints are the largest size available. Open editions are available in a smaller size at a slightly lower resolution. Limited edition paper prints (also numbering 125) use a textured archival acid-free art paper, OBA-free, 400gsm (approx. 140 lb.) and come with a 1" to 3" border. Smaller size open edition paper prints use a smooth art paper, 100% cotton also archival quality, 250gsm (100 lb.).
Print numbers for limited editions appear under the signature.
*Due to issues with damage to canvas prints during shipping, we can no longer provide canvas prints already on stretcher frames at this time. However, customers can purchase affordable 3/4" and 1 1/2" stretcher frames for their print on this site. Click on "Stretcher Frames" for sizes and prices. Prices are as close to wholesale as possible. Stretcher frames ship separately.
All work is printed in and shipped from Canada
PARTICIPATING WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRES
located in Wyoming, Ontario
located in Ennismore, Ontario
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue
located in Bowmanville, Ontario
located in Nanticoke, Ontario