Ramsgate artist Molly Pickle is displaying original illustrations of British wildlife at the Italianate Glasshouse in King George VI Park.
The self taught illustrator and printmaker will be donating 10% of all profits from the exhibition to the Kent Wildlife Trust.
Works on display from now until August 16 include illustrations of insects, animals, birds and botanicals.
Molly, 23, said: “I started selling my work about five years ago in one of the harbour arches that was a photograph studio at the time. I had never even considered selling my work before that as I just loved drawing in my spare time to relax. The studio owner approached me as he’d seen my work and that’s where it all started.
“Over the years I realised how much I love what I do and decided to make it my almost full time job! Now I create sustainable and eco friendly art all based around nature. All of my inks are vegan/ water based eco-friendly, my cards are made of recycled paper and all of the cotton I use is 100% organic and sustainably sourced.
“Lots of my limited edition prints are on paper made of recycled coffee cups and my work comes in plastic free packaging. I’m a strong believer that if I’m going to have the luxury of creating art for a living I want it to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible as nature is my main inspiration.
“Last year I had my ‘Save the Bees’ exhibition at the Italianate Glasshouse and it was a fantastic event. I ended up donating over £200 to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
“The current exhibition is based around British Wildlife with 10% of profits being donated to the Kent Wildlife Trust. The work I’ve created is semi-educational with Latin names included for most of the creatures that I’ve drawn.”
The exhibition runs daily 10:30am -4:30pm each day.