Charity lockdown art initiatives

Two talented art students have been putting their creativity to good use during lockdown, in aid of charity.

Lara Tait in Shell has been producing animal portraits using a black fine liner with money raised going towards Battersea Dogs and Cats home. “I wanted to choose Battersea for my charity because I really admire the hard work and commitment they put into their animals. Since I love animals so much I wanted to help as much as I can, especially because it is going to be a difficult time for them as it is kitten season, so there will be many kittens born on the streets because many cats haven’t been neutered. Battersea will be working around the clock to care for them. Lara already has a commission from a parent and has an Etsy shop which is called PawPortraitsByLara.

Kate Blatchford in Fifth has been up-cycling clothes in aid of a Conservation International. A keen designer she took to sewing during lockdown and is putting her creations to good use raising money for the charity linked to climate change and promoting sustainability. “I chose Conservation International as it aims to help people find economic alternatives so that natural environments are preserved which is very important right now”.