Snack Time

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My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales.

After a long walk through the forest to Llyn Elsi, we stopped at the Alpine Coffee Shop for some drinks and a snack.

They sell a wide range of homemade organic, fair trade, and palm oil free products, and the walls are covered in huge paintings and photos of gorillas and orangutans, in an effort to raise awareness of apes in crisis.

Sitting under the watchful gaze of all those great apes inspired me to create this small painting of an orangutan enjoying a mid-afternoon snack.

Palm oil is found in many chocolates and the industry is linked to issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses.

Something to think about as many of us will be tucking into easter eggs this weekend.

Check out this list of palm oil free products, and spare a thought for the apes in crisis when buying your easter chocolate.

Happy bidding!





  1. Sydney Avatar

    Nice painting! I love animal art 🙂

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