An artist whose work features Purbeck landscapes has been nominated for an award recognising her commitment to the local community.

Lucy Tidbury, of Swanage-based Lucy's Farm, is known for her 'Moo Selfie' artwork series. She has been nominated for the Bricks and Clicks category of the Small Awards.

Winners of The Small Awards will be crowned at an event at Marylebone’s historic St Mary’s church. There are eleven categories, all highlighting the vibrancy of the UK’s small business sector which turns over £1.9 trillion each year.

Lucy said: "Small businesses are at the heart of our community, something which is thriving here in Dorset, this award is such a great opportunity to celebrate this and I feel incredibly proud to be a part of it. Being shortlisted for the ‘Bricks and Clicks’ award is just fantastic for my brand Lucy’s Farm.

"As well as my small gallery/studio in Swanage my website is a great platform for people to view my work from across the world. You’ll often find me out at shows and exhibitions alongside other talented local artists and crafters, an ideal opportunity for people to view and purchase from small local businesses. The idea of ‘Shopping local’ is vital to the success of small, creative businesses and encouraging people to support small businesses and know the faces behind the products is something I’m always looking to promote."

Michelle Ovens MBE, Founder of The Small Awards said: “The Small Awards celebrates the huge contribution that the UK’s 5.6 million small businesses make to the economy and broader society across the country. There are huge numbers of small businesses doing great things, making great products and excelling in customer service, and they all deserve recognition. I am proud that there is now a spotlight on vibrant, dynamic and exciting UK businesses such as Lucy’s Farm."