An exhibition by two Dorset artists is to benefit the natural environment that inspires their art. ‘Living with Landscape’ features the work of sculptor Sally Derrick and painter Adrian Whittlesea at the magnificent Jacobean-style manor, Southover House, in Tolpuddle.
The two Dorset based artists, who are presenting a wide range of works featuring birds, animals and landscape, are donating 10% of all sales to Dorset Wildlife Trust, reflecting their shared love of the natural world.
Adrian Whittlesea studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford and has been a professional artist for much of his working life, including 15 years in art education and is now based in Dorset. He works in a wide range of media, from charcoal, pencil, watercolour to gouache and acrylic; he is displaying up to 80 works of art in the exhibition, with prices ranging from £30 up to £1,500.
Adrian Whittlesea said:
“Having lived for the last 6 years in rural France it has taken a year to fully adjust to life back in the UK. Dorset couldn't have been a better choice, but we are fully aware of the constant and intense pressures being put on the countryside. So having this exhibition linked to the Dorset Wildlife Trust is a wonderful opportunity to contribute something useful towards promoting their Living Landscapes project.”
Sally Derrick, who lives in west Dorset, has been sculpting since the 1980s and has exhibited widely, including at the Royal West of England Academy. A wildlife lover with her own wildlife friendly garden, Sally’s sculptures range widely in price from £100 to bronzes at up to £2000.
Sally Derrick said:
“We are both keen observers of our wonderful natural environment here in Dorset and will hope to excite you with some beautiful and thought provoking work.”
Fiona Sansom, Supporter Development Manager at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of both artists and also Mr and Mrs Michael Slocock, who are kindly opening their beautiful house especially for this exhibition. ‘Living with Landscape’ reflects our vision to restore Living Landscapes across Dorset and the money raised will be used to protect wildlife so that we can all continue to be inspired by this special county.”
‘Living with Landscape’ is open 10am to 5pm from Saturday 17th November to Monday 19th November at Southover House, Southover, Tolpuddle DT2 7HF. The artists are donating 10% of any sales to Dorset Wildlife Trust. Free entry. For more information, please contact either Sally Derrick on 01308 485241 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Adrian Whittlesea on 01305 848698 or email@example.com.
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For more information please contact Fiona Sansom at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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