THIRTY artists, many well known in the region, will be exhibiting their work in Cartmel Art Society's highly anticipated annual exhibition.

Included are Ann Fitch, chairman of the society, who has a long standing love of the mountains of the Lake District and Margaret Auger has found inspiration in the spectacular yellow gorse blossom, glowing against cobalt blue skies, seen while walking along cliff tops in Scotland. Both Ann and Margaret paint in acrylic.

Liz Croy loves Glencoe and the sands of Morar, which she has painted in watercolour. Other well-known artists exhibiting are Val Hebblethwaite, Pamela Gregory, Catherine Alexander and Valerie Wood.

Running from August 14-18 at Cartmel Village Hall more than 300 paintings with be on show covering a wide range of subjects and media.

"We hope that people will enjoy viewing them as much as we have enjoyed painting them," explains member Catherine Alexander.

"Selling our paintings gives us the huge pleasure of knowing that they have found a place in someone’s home.

"And we are fortunate to have the light and sunny village hall as our venue. It will be full of flowers for the occasion."

The exhibition is open from 10am-5pm.

Meanwhile, two CAS members, Irene Wild and Sally Hunter, have paintings in the Lake Artists Society exhibition running at Grasmere Hall until September 4.

For further information about the society and its artists go online at