This November, online art gallery DROOL will launch a campaign, selling art by 30 emerging and established painters, photographers and illustrators to raise money for rainforest conservation.
The limited-edition prints for Breathe Easy will start from £45 with 60% of the profits to be donated to the Rainforest Trust – one of the world's most respected conservation charities. Just £1.60 protects an acre of rainforest, so every penny counts.
"Tropical deforestation accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year – the same as every car, truck, bus, plane, ship and train on the planet. So safeguarding existing rainforests is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways an individual can fight climate change," said the Trust.
All of the works explore the theme of nature. Contributing artists include Andrew Salgado, Jordy Kerwick, Samuel de Gunzburg, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Tess Williams, Bill Daggs, Antonio Carrau, David Heo, Adolfo Gutierrez, Sam Creasey, IRSKIY and Alice Irwin.
Illustrators Sebastian Schwamm, Marylou Faure, Lia Kantrowitz, Josie Tucker, Richard Ashton, Roy Cranston, Tyler Gross, Sebastian Pren and James Daw have also got involved. As well as photographers Laura Thompson, Gabriel Isak, Andy Feltham, Robin Friend and Margarida Pereira.
To find out more, visit www.drool.co.uk. An exhibition and pop-up shop will launch on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 5pm at 71a Gallery, 71 Leonard St, Hackney, London.