Cow-loving Southfields painter is doing her bit for flood victims
A bovine-inclined painter has created a moo-ving artwork to raise money for flood victims.
Lauren Terry, who has produced the Lauren's Cows series has created painting, 'Nice Weather for Ducks', showing three cows wearing raincoats and wellies.
She is selling prints of the work for £40 each, with £20 going to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
The R.A.B.I is farming's national charity in England and Wales and last month they paid out £31,000 in emergency grants to farmers affected by the floods.
Southfields-based Miss Terry, who hopes to raise £2,000 to £5,000, came up with the idea on Monday March 10.
Lauren Terry is hoping to raise money for flood victims
The fundraising artist originally doodled the picture on a scrap piece of paper.
When the image made her laugh, she thought it could also put a smile on the face of flood-hit farmers.
After finishing the painting two days later, she made prints of the work available on her website on Monday.
She said: "My cows make people smile and in a time like this everyone could do with a laugh. I wanted to add a little cheer to those affected while still documenting this catastrophic event."
Lauren, who is originally from Scarborough in North Yorkshire, went to school in Pickering- an area regularly struck by floods.
She continued: "I’ve seen the damage it can do to a home.
"But when it is also your business and home to many animals, I can’t imagine the devastation it can cause." Lauren is also selling 'Nice Weather for Ducks' as a pack of four greeting cards. They are on sale for £4.00, with £2.50 going to the R.A.B.I.
James Hall and Becky Riley who run North Moor Farm in Somerset, lost two homes in the floods.
Their farm buildings were badly damaged, and they had 240 rearing carves that had to be evacuated.
Mr Hall said: "Lauren’s Cows, how can you put it into words? Amazing, wonderful, generous and someone who is a true friends to all us farmers on the flooded levels. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Since she started painting cows three years ago Lauren had sold around 30 paintings, with most of her customers being farmers.
You can purchase 'Nice Weather for Ducks' at www.laurenscows.com.
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