A TWO day art exhibition is to be held highlighting the beauty of nature.
Some 150 pieces from original works to prints, T-shirts and more will be on show at Feckenham Village Hall next weekend, October 23-24.
It’s the all the work of two artists, the award winning Ian Ridley and self-confessed ‘newbie’ Julian Bull who, after years steadily developing his art, took the plunge during lockdown and created his own studio.
“Ian is an accomplished artist in both watercolour and acrylics and has focused on landscapes and the natural world,” said Julian.
“I had been working in commerce for 25 years and took the plunge during the pandemic.
“My work is on making prints of cross sections of trees, seeing all the different patterns from the rings and where branches have come from or an insect has burrowed in.
“They are so beautiful and intricate.
“I can also put these images on T-shirts and all sorts of things.”
To help him he’s got friends and family constantly on the look out for trees that have come down, or, as with ash dieback, face being chopped down.
The exhibition ‘Celebrating Nature’ comes at a time when more people are appreciating the natural world as global leaders get ready to gather for the COP26 conference in Glasgow.
The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will also be the first time that an art exhibition of this size has been held in the village and the venue will ensure a comfortable degree of social distancing.
Entry is free but there will be an opportunity to donate to the charity Music for Dementia as will a contribution deom sales.