Derby Cathedral’s June exhibition is Vibrant Colours of Nature by Wanda Brookes, and runs throughout the month until Saturday, June 29 (9am to 5pm) in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at the Cathedral Centre.
Wanda, who lives in Wirksworth, is a regular contributor to the Wirksworth Festival and specialises in watercolour paintings.
With a background in interior design and textiles, she took a degree in Fine Art at the University of Derby, graduating in 2003.
In 2011 she won an award at the Derby Open Competition which gave her three months rent free use of a studio at Banks Mill. There she branched out from watercolour into oils.
Wanda said: “My love of landscape stems from my early childhood playing in an old cave at Anchor Church at Ingleby which was my retreat. I loved to look up at the clouds and the transient ever changing light on the hills. The transient colours of the wide-open spaces of the White Peak inspire me to paint.”
Derby Cathedral’s exhibition officer Geoff Robson added: “Vibrant Colours of Nature will surprise anyone who has only seen Wanda’s watercolours.”