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Chance to get creative for art competition run by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust




Artists have more time to get involved in a competition to capture the beauty of the county's wildflowers and trees.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has extended the deadline for the ‘Lincspirational Plants' art competition until Tuesday, March 9.

Lincspirational Plants is an open call for artists from the age of 16 and up, amateur or professional, to submit A5-sized artwork featuring one of 30 inspirational plants that grow in Lincolnshire.

The Trust is delighted at the response so far with some beautiful and creative artwork submitted. Two-thirds of the 30 species of plant are now represented but there are still ten waiting to be drawn or painted (sorry, no photographs).

Artists are encouraged to focus on one of these species:

  • Purple willow nothovar 'Lincolnshire Dutch' (Salix purpurea nothovar 'Lincolnshire Dutch')
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)
  • Weld (Reseda luteola)
  • White dead-nettle (Lamium album)
  • Common glasswort aka marsh samphire (Salicornia europaea)
  • Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
  • Newton's Apple var 'Flower of Kent' (Malus domestica var 'Flower of Kent')
  • Greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
  • Field penny-cress (Thlaspi arvense)
  • Cowslip (Primula veris)

But if you've already started a piece based on one of the 30 plants not in the list above, please do still submit it; as the Trust is happy to receive duplicates.

Artists can use any style or technique including drawing, textile, stencil, painting or calligraphy, as long as it’s A5 in size (210mm x 148mm or 8” x 6”) and flat.

LoveLincsPlants project officer, Sue Fysh, said: “Lockdown during the cold winter months can feel bleak but spring is on the way. What better way to anticipate its arrival than putting pencil or brush to paper and illustrating the flowers that we will soon be seeing?

“The artwork could be a close-up study of the bark of one of the tree species or focusing on the intricate shape of toadflax flowers. It could be a colour study exploring the colours of betony or a landscape piece showing marsh samphire growing in its Lincolnshire beach habitat. It’s really up to you.”

For more information including terms and conditions, the entry form and further details about the plants please visit: www.lincstrust.org.uk/lincspirational-plants



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