WARMINSTER artist Nick Andrew has spent a year making weekly studies based around Stourhead lake and gardens, exploring some of the more secret places in and around the estate, which is now hosting an exhibition of his works.

Stourhead/fifty-two/twelve/four opens at First View gallery in the Spread Eagle courtyard at Stourhead on April 15-May 6, showing Nick's 52 weekly studies, as well as 12 paintings, representing the months

of the year, and four larger pieces, one for each season.

Donations and a proportion of exhibition sales will go to Alzheimers Support, as Nick's mother, who died at the end of 2014, benefitted hugely from the excellent charity.

For many years, Nick has been involved with the landscape of South-West Wiltshire, from the wide downland, to the rippling chalk streams. He said: "I find the constantly changing life, light and weather moods captivating and exhilarating. I'm drawn to the powerful and the delicate, to movement and stillness, and to the purposefulness and the capriciousness of nature. I would like to think that I convey through my paintings a sense of my own ‘solitary involvement’ with this landscape."

Nick Andrew has worked as a painter for the past 35 years and has exhibited widely. His paintings

are in many private and public collections throughout the UK and worldwide.