KNOWN as an area of outstanding beauty, the Chiltern Hills have long provided a source of inspiration for artists around the region. Now a selection of these works have gone on display at Obsidian Art in Stoke Mandeville, until next month.

Running for the sixth year at the gallery in Old Risborough Road, The Chiltern Landscape exhibition attracted a high number of entries from hopeful artists.

Gallery manager Trisha Woodcock says: “The selection this year proved even harder. Turning away work is not easy, but I’m delighted that this year’s show will be of an even higher standard than last – we have some really exciting work coming in for the exhibition.”

Among the works on display are a range of unique ceramics created specially for the show by Wendover-based artist Jeremy White.

There are also more than 100 paintings and prints by over 50 different artists, including Alan Kidd, Rosina Flower, Sue Fawthrop and Patricia Lynch.

The exhibition includes a wealth of Chilterns landscape scenes throughout the seasons in everything from traditional oil on canvas to mixed media pieces.

Among the more contemporary works on display are cut-out woodland silhouettes created by local artist Joan Skelton-Smith, and semi-abstract paintings by Patricia Lynch and Di Oldfield.

As well as paintings and prints, the show also features hand-crafted textile pieces by Caroline Hyde-Brown and woodland photographs by Bob Marshall.

The Chiltern Landscape is now on until Sunday, February 8 at Obsidian Art, The Bucks Goat Centre, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville. Gallery open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. Details: 01296 612150 or e-mail