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John Dyer, FRGS

Official Earth Day Artist and Founder of Last Chance to Paint. 

John Dyer is Cornwall’s best loved artist and has been the artist in residence at the Eden Project in the UK from the year 2000 to the present day. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is one of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary painters. John has been appointed as the artist in residence for many environmental organisations, celebrities and events around the world.


Martha-Lilly Dyer, DipABRSM



Martha-Lilly Dyer is a flautist, musician and educator currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Having studied music as a specialist musician at Wells Cathedral School she is one of the UK’s most promising young talents. Martha-Lilly has great knowledge of musical opportunities and performance situations.


Joanne Short


Joanne Short is an elected member of the acclaimed Newlyn Society of Artists and is one of Cornwall’s best known and widely collected contemporary artists. Having exhibited in Cornwall, London and Europe for more than 25 years Joanne has an enviable reputation for her exquisite colourist oil paintings which often have a botanical theme to them.


Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, FRGS

Explorer & Author

Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, DL, Dsc, Dhc, MA, FLS, FRGS is an explorer with a conscience and a fellow of and a former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society in London. He has spent much of his life travelling in the world’s rainforests and deserts and campaigning to protect both them and their people. Robin is the author of over twenty books and also a celebrated photographer.

Laura Gosset, MSc

Head of Education – Born Free Foundation

With a Master’s Degree in Environmental Conservation Management Laura joined the Born Free team in 2012 and took on the role as Head of Education in 2017. Laura is responsible for the strategic development, planning and delivery of Born Free’s global education programme across Born Free’s country offices (in Kenya, Ethiopia, UK and South Africa) as well as through partner organisations aimed at addressing some of the most significant environmental challenges facing both people and wildlife.


Charlie Smith

Education Officer - Born Free Foundation

Charlie has always loved wildlife and joined the Born Free Education Team in 2020. Prior to this she worked in as a primary school teacher with Qualified Teacher Status for over four years, before moving into the charity sector in 2018, focussing on animal welfare. Alongside Born Free’s Head of Education, Charlie works to deliver and develop the UK Education Programme. The programme aims to encourage children and young people to consider their global impact, take action to conserve vital species and habitats and to instil a love of wildlife.

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