An artist is looking for local people to invest in an ambitious project.

Lindsay Chessum, from Maldon, is using crowdfunding website Kickstarter to gain backing for her latest work, four large canvasses inspired by nature and science.

She only has until Wednesday to reach the target of £2,500.

Human health and wellbeing depends upon four “services” provided by ecosystems and her artwork will feature each one depicted as a female deity.