AMBLESIDE and District Art Society's superb annual exhibition opens next Wednesday, October 18 with another strong show that demonstrates the diversity of talented Cumbrian artists belonging to the society.

Running at Ambleside Parish Centre until Sunday, October 29, the must-see exhibition includes the work of Ron Ward, Jean Grazier, and Mike Labrum as well as several emerging Lakeland artists.

Ron is best known for his distinctive watercolour style, and his use of bold colour combinations in his oil painting, Jean for her pen and wash Lakeland scenes, and Mike for his oil portraits. Several exhibitors and society members are also affiliated to the prestigious Lake Artists, including well-respected artists Marion Bradley, Christine Baines and Martin Tomlinson.

Donations will be taken throughout the exhibition for local Macmillan services.

Open from 10am-5pm daily; Sundays from 10.30am, last entry on the final Sunday at 2.30pm.