Artist Highlight – Neville Legall
Neville Legall

Have you had a chance to check out Biodiversity Barbados’ Virtual Art Exhibition?

The Ministry of Environment is delighted to once again be working with artists in Barbados to highlight biodiversity and the environment on International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  IDB was celebrated on Sunday May 22nd under the theme is ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’ with the Ministry’s second annual Virtual Art Exhibition.  This year’s Art Exhibit features 30 pieces from different local artists, highlighting the theme of ‘Nature’, and throughout the months of May and June, Biodiversity Barbados will be highlighting the contributing artists and their art.

Today’s piece is this stunning painting by Neville Legall (@oluyemi74). The rolling green hills in the background betray signs of treetops of newly developing forest. Barbados has had a sevenfold increase in forest in the last 50 years. These forests represent repositories for our unique genetic diversity, carbon sinks, runoff and erosion buffers, and homes for important pollinators and plants with traditional and potential pharmaceutical value.

Tune in again tomorrow for our next highlighted artist and art combo.

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