ARTISTS have been getting their inspiration from the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve.

Now that inspiration will be part of an art exhibition called ‘Approaches to Kingcombe’ and forms part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty drawing inspiration project.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to use landscape within the AONB area of Dorset as an inspiration for local artists.

West Dorset artists Caroline Lake, Pat Mummery and Wendy Hermelin all used their walks in wild flower meadows at Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve to create their work.

Wendy Hermelin said: “I have often visited Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve and loved the area for its wildness and mixture of landscapes and the tracery of old field systems."

West Dorset living landscapes area manager Debbie Watkins said: “We are delighted that artists are visiting Kingcombe to draw creative inspiration from the landscape, and this is a fantastic way of sharing it with other people through the form of painting.”

The exhibition runs until tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at Devonia, 19 Hogshill Street, Beaminster. For more information about the Kingcombe Centre visit or phone 01300 321329.