Dramatic painting scoops eco award

Pollyanna (left) receiving her award from Ruth Pizzichemi, president of The Wildlife Art Society International.
Pollyanna (left) receiving her award from Ruth Pizzichemi, president of The Wildlife Art Society International.

Wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering has been presented with a prestigious environmental award for her dramatic painting.

The Oaker-based painting won the Envionmental Concern Award in the Wildscape International Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards, for her painting What Have We Done.

ART WORK: 'What Have we Done' by Pollyanna Pickering.

ART WORK: 'What Have we Done' by Pollyanna Pickering.

She said: “I always try to promote through my artwork an understanding and awareness of some of the environmental threats we face. It is rare that I have the opportunity to address this subject so directly, and I am delighted to have received this recognition in these prestigious awards.”

The artwork which includes elements of collage and lettering as well as fine painting, is a vision of a bleak future caused by environmental destruction. Pollyanna added: “This image is intended as an early warning - if we act now, we can still save some of the most vulnerable areas.”