THE work of artists from the Ribble Valley and East Lancashire is being showcased in the Steward’s Gallery at Clitheroe Castle Museum.

Nearly 30 local artists were chosen to show their work on this year’s theme of ‘taste’.

The exhibits cover a wide range of styles from abstract to figurative and includes paintings together with multi-media and 3D work.

This is the fourth annual Inspired: Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, which invites artists from the Ribble Valley and surrounding area to produce works of art on a given theme.

A special feature of the exhibition is the award of the selectors’ choice, with two winners. Katie Timson’s Feeding on the Estuary was described as ‘a delightfully composed mixed media piece’; and Juliet Tomkins’ ‘skilfully devised textile piece’ called Honeybees.

Both winners will have the chance to put on a joint exhibition at the Steward’s Gallery next year.

Rachel Jackson, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at Clitheroe Castle, said: “The standard of this year’s artwork is as high as ever, and I’m sure that visitors will find plenty to enjoy.”

The exhibition, which is organised by Lancashire County Council in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council, runs until 30 September.