ILMINSTER Arts Centre’s Café Gallery will play host to a display of artworks by the late Lois Webbe.

The artist, who died last year, was born in Croydon in 1926 and spent her early career working as an interior designer, taking up painting when she moved from the UK to Jersey in 1974.

There she studied under several notable artists, including Paul Kilshaw, Gabby Radiguet, David Henley and Robert Tilling.

As she developed and studied under different tutors she enjoyed the challenge of using differing mediums and the subtle changes that they gave to similar subjects.

Lois was also a member of the Jersey Group and the Arts Society in Jersey and exhibited her work extensively on the island.

Jersey was an important source of inspiration for Lois, with its unique mix of sun, sea and sand, its ancient manor houses and almost Mediterranean light.

Lois’ son William recalls “Mum loved to travel with her sketch book, particularly to France and these were often then recreated in paintings when she returned to her easel.

“Mum was also a keen gardener and this is also reflected in her portfolio where she captured flowers and leaves and fruit and vegetables.”

Many people commented positively on Lois’ artwork that, following her death in April 2017, her family decided to share it with an exhibition at the Arts Centre.

This retrospective reflects her development as an artist and includes works in oils, acrylic, watercolour as well as pen and ink and charcoals.

Runs from March 19 to April 7. Mon-Fri 9.30am4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm