Happy - 5 pastel and charcoal drawings inspired by foraging on the Mendip Hills

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As part of a competition entitled ‘Does Happiness Grow on Trees?’ supported by Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Beauty and Somerset Public Health, Mendip based artist Andrea Bonetti entered these 5 pastel and charcoal drawings, entitled ‘Happy’. They form part of  her ‘Art in Foraging’ collection.

 Andrea has kindly donated this piece to raise money to support more community-based projects on the Mendip Hills that help people to access nature-based health experiences. You are invited to submit bids for the 'Happy' artwork with all money raised going to the Mendip Hills Fund that supports community led projects in the area. Andrea told us that connecting with local natural environments when she is out walking makes her feel happy! 

'Happy' is made up of a series of pastel and charcoal drawings: H is for Hawthorne sketched by Blagdon Lake; A is for Apple Blossom from the crab apple trees drawn up on Burrington Ham; P is for Primroses sketched in Sandford Wood; P is also for the Parasol Mushrooms found in abundance on Burrington Ham in the autumn; and finally Y is for Yellow Archangel or dead nettle sketched in East Harptree Woods”

Each canvas is 12" x 12". 

The piece can be viewed at the Museum of Somerset until the 9th November when it will be re-homed to the highest bidder!

Check out Andrea’s Instagram and website to view more of her artwork @artinforaging/www.artinforaging.co.uk or visit the Chew Valley Arts Trail on the 12th/13th October where more of her work will be displayed.


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