Five-year-old ‘Baby Banksy’ to have anti-HS2 paintings displayed

Two of the paintings left anonymously
Two of the paintings left anonymously
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A five-year-old girl dubbed the ‘Baby Banksy’ is set to debut her anonymous work at a Bucks art show.

Her paintings, left on one of the event organiser’s doorstep with a note explaining them, showcase the girl’s anger at the threat of HS2 destroying the countryside.

baby banksy to be shown at waddesdon

baby banksy to be shown at waddesdon

One of the paintings shows a little girl in her garden protecting her flower from the trains.

The young artist has said she will ‘stand next to her flower so the trains can’t hurt it’.

Another painting shows a train crashing through all the flowers, butterflies and bats and in another she has painted some food, hoping ‘that the men that are building the railway will stop what they are doing and eat the blueberries, broccoli and strawberries instead’.

Sally Evans, organiser of the Artists and Makers Fair at Waddesdon Manor Plant Centre, where the paintings will be displayed, said it was ‘baffling but thought provoking’.

She said: “The canvases appeared on my doorstep with a somewhat cryptic note from the artist’s mother asking if I would display them at one of my events.

“Like Banksy, she has requested that the artist remains anonymous but has said that if any of the paintings do sell then the money is donated to one of the charities the event supports.

“I’ve never showcased such a young artist but it’s clear that she has put a huge amount of thought and emotion into her work.

“Like Banksy, she has managed to create art that has a social message.

“Her work is well thought out and I am pleased but amazed that a child so young could be sufficiently interested to put her thoughts onto canvas. It’s joyful but sad too.”

The girl’s work will be on show on May 11 and 12.