THREE former Lakes School students are on the exhibition trail staging an art show at the Ladyholme Centre.

The talented trio of Anna Clough, Izzy Richards and Jenny Wood, are putting on Explore and Evolve at the Windermere venue on the weekend of December 21/22.

All three artists attended the Troutbeck Bridge school and although they are now on different paths are back on home turf and adding to the culture that inspired and influenced their lives.

Jenny enjoys studying the relationship between the geographical features in maps of the Lake District and the people who live in the region. She is currently studying photography at Myerscough College and hopes to go on to study art and education at the university of Chester.

As for Izzy, who has recently returned from a year living in Namibia, she expresses through her art how landscape, life and culture differ between the Lake District and in Namibia. She demonstrates what it’s like adjusting to both, and shows it through the emotion captured on people's faces within the two worlds through the mediums of photographs, drawings and paintings. Izzy is also in the process of applying to art schools to study fine art.

Meanwhile, Anna says she's exploring the anthropocene; what the landscape will look like after climate change, and whether or not it will be a utopia or dystopia, exploring what the land might look like and what new organisms may grow. She looks closely at the themes through paint, photography as well as sculpture. Anna is in her first year on a fine art degree at Manchester School of Art.

Explore and Evolve runs on the Saturday from 11am-7pm and the Sunday, from 9.30am-6pm.