I’ve been neglecting this blog in recent months, as I’ve been trying to focus on my art and writing. Thank you to all my loyal readers for staying connected. I have a backlog of interesting artists to feature in the coming year, so stay tuned for more posts.
Today I want to tell you about some artists who are supporting nature directly through their art. Cathy Berman has long had an interest in art and the environment, and after retiring she founded a website called For Mother Nature, which features artists who donate some or all of their proceeds to environmental causes. Below are three of the artists on the website.
Ann Kruglak, who creates sculptures in polymer clay, donates all of her proceeds to the Rainforest Trust. Her donations have saved over 200,000 acres of rainforest.
Floris van Breugel is a landscape and wildlife photographer as well as a scientist, who has traveled all over the world capturing images of nature. His work supports the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Eileen Doughty creates quilts and intricate sculptures out of thread, focusing on the concept of “place”. Her work supports The Potomac Conservancy.
There are seven artists so far on the For Mother Nature website, and founder Cathy Berman hopes it will grow to include many more artists and environmental organizations. A lifelong artist herself with a degree in Environmental Conservation, she also hopes that her website will encourage visitors to build a stronger connection with nature. You can visit the website here: http://formothernature.com
If you’re looking for more ways to support the environment through art, check out Artists for Conservation.
Also the National Wildlife Federation has an online store where you can adopt a polar bear, plant a tree, and support our earth in many ways.
Do you know other artists or organizations who support nature through their work? Share them in the comments!