Meet the team Art, Music, Exploration, Education, Plants, People, Animals

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.

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.

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 working in various roles within the Campaigns Team before taking on the role as Head of Education in 2017. Within this role 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. This programme aims to deliver both direct conservation and wildlife education as well as holistic community projects aimed at addressing some of the most significant environmental challenges facing both people and wildlife.

Martha-Lilly Dyer DipABRSM


Martha-Lilly Dyer is a flautist, musician and educator currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. 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.

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.
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