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T-shirt design. Hanna-Mae Williams.

Last month I attended the Welsh Vegan Festival in Cardiff and was blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity displayed by contributors. From hand-carved wooden key rings, to beautiful ceramics; there were makers, illustrators, bakers, ceramicists…a complete hive of talent and creativity. But what all of these individuals had in common was the fact that they were using this creativity as a tool to convey a message – extending its use to bring further benefit. Below you’ll find my top 5 picks of ‘Art With Heart’…

 

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‘Wear Your Voice’ – Nominated for the VegfestUKAwards 2016, these t-shirts and hoodies are more than just clothing, they’re an example of beautiful illustration work. Wonderful for art lovers and animal lovers alike!

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‘Matt Sewell for the RSPB’ – Bright, unique, and quirky! The well-known illustrator puts his artistic talent to use by supporting the RSPB (and brightening our wall) by allowing his art work to be enjoyed in a calendar. (It’s well worth checking out the RSPB online shop, which includes a growing number of work from artists – I love their lino print cards!)

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‘A.Ison Art’ – Artist Ann-Marie Ison has created a limited edition of 20 gorgeous wildlife lino prints, with 50% of all sales going towards ‘The People’s Trust for Endangered Species‘. 

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‘Sarah Barnard Art’ – Sarah’s marine paintings are so atmospheric, her dolphin paintings (which you’ll find on her facebook page) took my breath away. Her work is available online in aid of the Shark Trust.

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‘NicolaJaneArt’ – A talented wildlife artist who uses pastels to create impressive work. Her greeting cards are sure to bring a smile to any wildlife or art enthusiast. 20% of sales will go to a charity she is passionate about – Animals Asia.

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