A striking exhibition of "bold, expressive artwork" by Worcestershire artist Cherrie Mansfield has opened at the Number 8 venue in Pershore.

The show, Uncontainable, brings together "Cherrie’s passion for colour with inspiration collected during a recent road trip down Chile’s Carretera Austral (southern highway) through rural Patagonia".

A spokesman added: "The exhibition features pieces inspired by some of the many colours and forms Cherrie observed during her Carretera Austral travels including aquamarine glacial lakes, stunning Dali-esque marble caves, towering snow-capped mountains and miles of foxglove and lupin-lined highway.

"The show also includes pieces motivated by a love of colour."

But what does the artist herself have to say about her inspirations?

Cherrie said: “Colour excites me, grabs my attention and fuels my creativity.

"My paintings catch the eye and fire the imagination, inviting the viewer to step forward and examine them more closely.

" This brings incredible detail into sharp focus, revealing mesmerising contours of colour, intriguing marks and undulating textures.”

Cherrie’s vibrant abstract paintings are regularly exhibited at venues in the West Midlands and have been shown in St Ives and two London galleries.

She has been shortlisted in national competitions, had a piece of work selected for the 2017 Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition and is an ArtGemini Prize finalist.

She is also a co-organiser of the annual Worcestershire Open Studios.

Art lovers have plenty of time to catch up with the exhibition, which doesn't close until June 26.

The gallery at Number 8, High Street, Pershore is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and evenings when there’s a live film or event.

Find out more details and see a selection of Cherrie’s artwork, go to: www.cherriemansfield.com