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Vegan artist hopes these paintings will put you off eating meat
AN ARTIST has produced a selection of paintings in support of National Veggie Month.
Kathy Livick, a vegan herself, has called the works Songs From A Slaughterhouse and hopes their sale will raise awareness of the suffering of animals killed for food.
The six canvases, painted in acrylic, depict a hen and her chicks, a pig, calf, goat, lamb and horse in dreamlike landscapes – a far cry from the surroundings of other farmed animals Each image has a line from a famous song incorporated to illustrate the distance between the paradise shown and the reality of their lives – including “Then like my dreams, they fade and die”, and “Don’t let the sun go down on me”.
Kathy, who lives in Canford Magna, is the face behind FeralArtWorks and is also running art therapy sessions for people with a variety of addictions.
The 57-year-old left her full-time career as a rehabilitation therapist in 2007 and now regularly exhibits at Castlepoint Shopping Park.
She said: “Back in the days when I used to eat meat, I always knew at some level that something was wrong.
“Recently, however, I began to look at how we treat animals and, as the knowledge and the horrors unfolded, I became fixated on making things better for them.
“So apart from writing to my MP and the government, I joined Animal Aid and became a vegan. And I started to paint.”
Kathy’s paintings can be viewed at feralartworks.co.uk National Veggie Month runs throughout March.