ARTIST Jack Webster is on a creative roll with his artwork popping up in several exhibitions.

Ulverston and Beyond sees Jack's work in a solo show until October 5 at the Ford Park Coach House Cafe, he's exhibiting in the huge Milnthorpe Open Art Exhibition this weekend and from tomorrow for six weeks his paintings will grace the walls of the Home Images gallery at Barrow.

Jack's Barrow exhibition, Contrasts, is a joint show with another gifted artist, Walney-based Wendy Gallagher. Altogether, they will be exhibiting 25 original pieces in oils, acrylics, graphite and charcoal.

"The exhibition is called Contrasts because our art styles are significantly different and while I produce landscapes, Wendy creates portraits of famous icons and wildlife portraits," explained Jack.

"My landscapes are exploring The City of London and familiar Furness locations.

"The paintings of London are derived from a walk along the River Thames I documented last year. The reflections in the water and buildings were dazzling, an experience I have tried to recreate using strong colours.

"These contrasting pictures of London and Furness aim to show that every town city and village is beautiful, because anything can be elevated artistically when we focus our minds."

Sharing the Home Images spotlight, portrait artist Wendy said that she is fascinated by "eyes that are smiling or distant." She believes that all eyes tell a story. "I like interesting faces, elder faces that show wisdom, rock idol faces mapping out their careers, for example David Bowie."

Wendy left sixth form college in 1990 with an A level in art. At first, art was a hobby but later it developed into her work being shown and sold in two Furness artist exhibitions. She was also "greatly assisted" by the painting workshops held by Jean Pritchard, an award-winning wildlife artist, recognised as one of the best in the country.

Meanwhile, Jack's burgeoning career has been given another boost: one of his oil paintings of Coniston village has been accepted into the Lake Artists Society's prestigious summer exhibition, which is running at Grasmere Hall until September 4.

Home Images is open daily 10am-5pm, except Sundays.