A Dorchester artist will be exhibiting her finest works at Durlston Castle and the National Nature Reserve in Swanage from June 17.

Caz Scott, who trained at Arts University Bournemouth, will feature at the 'Walking the Land' exhibition, which sees Dorset artists respond to the environment using a wide range of media. Caz herself creates vivid images that depict her response and emotional attachment to her surroundings. She spends much of her time wandering around the southwest, and is motivated by the dramatic landforms and wildness of the coast and moorland.

Commenting on her use of the coastline as inspiration, Caz says: "At the edge, the power of nature is so clear. The landscape has been shaped by 500 million years of history, yet looks and feels so permanent and unchanging. There at the edge I can see so clearly. The light takes on a different quality.”

Her paintings are literal, aiming to reflect the strength and structure of the land.

Exhibiting alongside Caz are artists Rita Brown, from Frampton, and Pearl Gatehouse, from Yetminster. Pearl aims for expressive freshness and luminosity in colour, seeking also to reflect the wide sea and landscapes of Dorset through her paintings. Rita's works channel her fascination with the impact of the weather on the landscape, sea and sky, and with the ancient eroded surfaces that offer evidence of what was once there.

The exhibitions at Durlston and Swanage will take place from June 17 to July 1. For more information, visit the venues' websites.