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Donation to Viva!:
Chrissy will donate 10% of all profits from sales via Viva!
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I grew up in Kent, but have lived in Pembrokeshire, Wales since 2006. The move allowed me time to grow my own fruit and vegetables, keep ex-battery hens and paint! I studied art at school and evening classes, but only ever produced things for friends and myself. Then in 2010 I produced my first name painting when my step grandchild Henry was born. I wanted to give him an unusual and personal keepsake, choosing a subject close to my heart hoping that one day it would be a subject close to his. Animals of all kinds have always been important to me and a concern of mine is that, with the increasing number of endangered species, some animals may be extinct before Henry is an adult. That is why I decided to create Wild Name Art, hoping people will like my artwork and that it raises awareness of the many endangered animals around the world. I hope to continue using my skills to inform and educate people through various art forms that will appeal to the young and old. I also aim to help animals directly by giving a percentage of any profit to leading animal charities and organisations that work for the protection of animal welfare worldwide. I wish to eventually develop my art to encompass various products that will attract a wide audience.
Why Iím a Vegetarian:
I associated the meat on my plate with the animals in the fields at a very young age and always preferred veggies to a steak and kidney pie! As I grew older and my love for animals grew stronger, I naturally veered towards a vegetarian lifestyle, gradually becoming aware of the benefits and many valid reasons for having one. Over the years Iíve read sufficient literature and seen enough video footage on the lack of animal welfare and barbaric farming practices to totally convince me that most of the human race has become far too disconnected or indifferent to what they eat. Many donít have the time or interest to think about the process food goes through to arrive on the plate and consequently in our stomachs. The connection isnít made between what gets consumed locally with the many health and environmental issues plaguing the whole world today. Of course there are some people who are aware and who do care, but unfortunately many believe that any action on their part as an individual would make no difference whatsoever. This just isnít true, I believe every single one of us can make a difference in some way, even if its a small one, sometimes the greatest things evolve from the tiniest of actions.
Iím Supporting the Art for Animals Project because:
Viva! is doing a vital job in spreading the word, in an informed and responsible manner, of how peoples insatiable desire to consume meat has a detrimental effect on human health, animal welfare and the worlds environment.
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