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Talented duo to show off work at exhibition
WEST Dorset artist Sally Derrick is exhibiting work at a country house in aid of the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
She is holding a joint exhibition with painter Adrian Whittlesea at the Jacobean-style manor, Southover House, in Tolpuddle.
The showcase, called Living with Landscape, is open from 10am to 5pm from Saturday, November 17 to Monday, November 19.
Ten per cent of all sales will go to the trust.
Sally, who lives at West Milton, said: “We are both keen observers of our wonderful natural environment here in Dorset and will hope to excite with some beautiful and thought-provoking work.”
They will present a range of works featuring birds, animals and landscape reflecting their shared love of the natural world. Sally has been sculpting since the 1980s and has exhibited widely, including at the Royal West of England Academy. A wildlife lover with her own wildlife friendly garden, Sally’s sculptures range widely in price from £100 to bronzes at up to £2000.
Adrian studied at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford and has been a professional artist for much of his working life, including 15 years in art education and is now based in Dorset. He works in a wide range of media, from charcoal, pencil, watercolour to gouache and acrylic.
He is displaying up to 80 works of art in the exhibition, with prices ranging from £60 up to £2,000.
Fiona Sansom, DWT supporter development manager at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of both artists and also Mr and Mrs Michael Slocock, who are kindly opening their beautiful house especially for this exhibition. “Living with Landscape reflects our vision to restore Living Landscapes across Dorset and the money raised will be used to protect wildlife so that we can all continue to be inspired by this special county.”