India

The rich history, diversity of cultures, colours and spiritual influences of India have been a magnet since Alison’s first visit to Agra in l979, followed by a memorable journey to Sikkim in l983.  Her journey to Wayanad, Northern Kerala, in 2012 revealed an oasis of beauty in Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary (www.gbsanctuary.org, www.bgci.org) where a dedicated team of conservationists are ensuring that the rainforest and indigenous species will reign supreme…as a rich legacy for future generations.

Sikkim beauty (Tshering), Gantok (pastel) 53 x 41cm – 1984
International meeting house, awaiting completion at Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, Wayanad, Kerala, India (pen & wash) 17 x 20cm - 2012
Magnificent stone alter to the plant kingdom at Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, Wayanad, Kerala, India (pen & wash) 10 x 18cm – 2012
Polenta: guardian of Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, Wayanad, Kerala, India (pen & wash) 10 x 18cm - 2012
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