WELL-known Arnside artist Lesley Newman has been made a full member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers.

Lesley - a frequent exhibitor at the highly-rated Milnthorpe Men’s Forum exhibition and for the past few years at the Lakes Artists Society Show - first joined the ranks of painting ‘royalty’ as an associate member in 2011. Founded in 1896, the society is recognised as the world’s foremost showcase for miniature art.