DARIEN, Conn. -- Local artist Andrea Bonfils has donated a photograph from her limited edition collection to the Tree Conservancy of Darien for a benefit.
Bonfils, a Darien artist who uses what Van Gogh called the “language of nature” in her artwork, is donating her limited edition photograph “Pear Tree Views” to the silent auction of the second annual “Celebration of Trees” photo contest reception.
She works in Connecticut and New Mexico.
"Nature is a big part of her life, and she has a true appreciation for the exceptional trees and birds in Darien," a press release said.
Bonfils said her affection for the trees and wildlife near Gorham’s Pond comes from her daily walks to Pear Tree Beach over the past 16 years.
“I am a big fan of the conservancy and preserving our natural beauty,” she said.
Tree Conservancy of Darien was established to preserve and enhance wooded resources works to raise awareness of the value of trees in the community. The complimentary cocktail reception for “Celebration of Trees” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 7 at the Darien Nature Center at 120 Brookside Road and is open to the public. All submitted entries will be matted and displayed for the reception and will remain up for view until April 25.
For more information, visit the tree conservancy website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.