WORCESTER Cathedral will be hosting an exhibition next month by animal and wildlife artist Jess Pritchard with a floral twist.

The Confetti Exhibition will be on show from August 27-30, featuring eight large-scale hand-drawn petals.

Jess said: “I am a self taught, multi-award winning pencil artist. I have always drawn animals however when the pandemic hit I was inspired to create a new series of drawings titled ‘Confetti’.

“This series consists of eight petals, set in a square of 24 carat gold leaf.

“I was inspired to draw petals at such a large scale when I noticed how many of us turned to our gardens or the countryside for relief from the chaos around.

Spending time outside once seemed like a small and simple thing to do but very quickly became a large part of our lives.

“Each petal in the series is named after a personality trait to represent the different personalities of family and friends that we may have missed during each lockdown.

“Without each petal aka family member, the flower cannot exist as a whole.”

The exhibition will also have a colouring table where children and adults can colour in their own petals using pencils supplied by Derwent Art.

They can then write on the back one thing they were grateful to have during the pandemic to help make everyone think about the good things they have had through a hard time.

These can then be hung on a wishing tree at the exhibition or taken home to keep.

There will also be a ’selfie swing’ and a series of short films to accompany each artwork in the collection which can be enjoyed from the comfort of a garden bench or bean bags.

For more details, go to pritchart.co.uk/confetti