An exhibition by two Dorset artists has raised £2,000 for the county’s wildlife. The money was donated by sculptor Sally Derrick and painter Adrian Whittlesea following their ‘Living with Landscape’ exhibition of works featuring birds, animals and landscape at Southover House in Tolpuddle. The two Dorset based artists, donated 10% of all sales to Dorset Wildlife Trust, reflecting their shared love of the natural world that inspires their work.

Adrian Whittlesea said, “The landscape and wildlife of Dorset are inspiration enough for any artist, but for me it was an added spur and reward to have the Dorset Wildlife Trust involved in our exhibition at Southover House in November. I intend to develop our relationship and contribute what I can creatively to their work.”

Sally Derrick, who lives in west Dorset, has been sculpting since the 1980s. She said, “The importance of the work done by DWT in promoting wildlife and addressing the issue of dwindling diversity is something very close to my heart. My sculptures for the exhibition were predominantly the wildlife of our very special county and so it was particularly gratifying to make a donation to the Trust.  Michael and Terry Slocock were so generous and welcoming to us and everyone who came to the exhibition and we are very grateful indeed to them.”

For more information about supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust, visit dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk or ring 01305 264620.

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