I am delighted to have been asked to be one of Earth Day’s official ‘Artists for the Earth’ to help to celebrate and raise awareness of the 50th anniversary of this amazing organisation.
Earth Day was founded in 1970 and has mobilised over a billion people to fight for the future of our planet so far. As part of tomorrow’s 24 hours of action I am asking you all to get your children engaged with our Last Chance to Paint projects and to send in the resulting art for our World Gallery. This is one of the very best ways to draw attention to what we stand to lose, to celebrate of world and to connect our children to the issues we all face.
Put simply please encourage your children, families you know, schools and social media contacts to get their children involved and to paint, draw, collage or digitally draw (I use Procreate on iPad and it is amazing) a picture of the Amazon or Borneo rainforests and send it to us for us to exhibit.
I had great plans for Earth Day that have had to be abandoned due to the pandemic, but the core activity can still take place, which is to raise awareness and to connect our children to endangered environments using art. Please take the time to get involved, it has never been more important for children to know what we are all fighting for.
The video below will help to explain everything. We used old packaging in our recycling to create an Amazon butterfly – so even if resources and art materials are limited in your home we want you all to have a go.
Thank you and stay safe,