Local artist helping raise money for the Mendip Hills Fund

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Mendip based artist Andrea Bonetti auctions a unique series of art with all money going to the Mendip Hills Fund.

Andrea Bonetti from Blagdon entered 5 pastel and charcoal drawings, entitled ‘Happy’, as part of a competition entitled ‘Does Happiness Grow on Trees?’ supported by Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Beauty and Somerset Public Health. They form part of  her ‘Art in Foraging’ collection.

Andrea has kindly donated this piece to raise money to support more community-based projects on the Mendip Hills that help people to access nature-based health experiences. People are invited to submit bids for the ‘Happy’ artwork with all money raised going to the Mendip Hills Fund that supports community led projects in the area. Companies are particularly encouraged to bid as the five pieces would look particularly impressive in a reception or office environment.

Andrea said that, “Connecting with local natural environments when I’m out walking makes me feel happy. ‘Happy’ is made up of a series of pastel and charcoal drawings: H is for Hawthorne sketched by Blagdon Lake; A is for Apple Blossom from the crab apple trees drawn up on Burrington Ham; P is for Primroses sketched in Sandford Wood; P is also for the Parasol Mushrooms found in abundance on Burrington Ham in the autumn; and finally Y is for Yellow Archangel or dead nettle sketched in East Harptree Woods”

The piece can be viewed at the Museum of Somerset until the 9th November when it will be re-homed to the highest bidder. Each canvas is 12″ x 12″.

PLACE YOUR BID, click here.

Check out Andrea’s Instagram and website to view more of her artwork or visit the Chew Valley Arts Trail on the 12th/13th October where more of her work will be displayed.