ANOTHER of the region's acclaimed art societies is showcasing its members work this month.

Kendal Art Society hosts this year's creative offering again at Stricklandgate House, with a host of talented members showing their work.

Running from Saturday, May 19 until June 2, among the artists will be Gill Impey, who studied art at Luton Technical College. Gill came to Kendal in 1989 after retiring from a career as a nurse.

One of the first things she did was join KAS. She says she "greatly enjoys" being part of the society.

Another member exhibiting this time around is Rose Brennand who joined the society at the end of the 1950s and later undertook the four year Open College of Art course at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre.

After a break bringing up her family Rose returned to her art.

Her chosen medium is painting in watercolours, apparently inspired by the local countryside, especially Brigsteer Woods and scenes around the highways and byways of Kendal.

Always a must-see showcase, the great and good of Kendal Art Society also includes Sally Kindness, Ian Royle, Lizzie Mather, the Duncans, Mary and Robert, Lucy Sclater, Frances Winder, Jessica Head and Robert Ward.

Kate Bigland is one of the society's highest profile artists showing work in the exhibition. Kate paints directly from life and usually in oil: portraits, the human form, still life, flowers or landscape.

Kendal Art Society's annual exhibition is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.