Wild art in Dunchurch to help rainforests

Path Through The Woods by Sarais Crawshaw
Path Through The Woods by Sarais Crawshaw

Visitors to an art exhibition in Dunchurch this weekend will be supporting rainforests while enjoying striking pictures inspired by nature.

Three wildlife artists, Sarais Crawshaw, Lesley Connolly and Chris Saunderson, who call themselves The Wild Bunch, will be supporting the Rainforest Foundation UK during their exhibition.

The art show, called Drawn to Nature, will display their depictions of wildlife and the countryside, with paintings, drawings and mixed media work.

The artists will demonstrate their techniques during the weekend.

The Wild Bunch are experts in their field, having recently taken part in an exhibition at Dudley Art Gallery with the Wildlife Art Society International, undertaking a sketching and photographing trip to Cannock Chase to watch fallow deer.

The Rainforest Foundation UK aims to support the indigenous peoples and traditional populations who live in the world’s rainforests, helping them to protect their 
environment and increase their influence over the use of the land.

The exhibition takes place at Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road Sports Ground, on Saturday, November 5, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, November 6, from 10am to 4pm.

Admission is free, with all paintings, prints and cards for sale.

Refreshments with home-baked cakes will be available, while there will also be a raffle with prizes of the artists’ originals and prints.

Visit www.saraiscrawshawart.com for more information about the exhibition and see www.rainforestfoundationuk.org for details about the foundation.