A LOCAL artist is inviting Evesham residents to view her impressive work at a new art exhibition.

Dawn Homer lives a short distance from the venue where the exhibition has gone on display - Evesham Arts Centre.

Amazingly, the graphic designer only picked up a paintbrush for the first time five years ago.

"My paintings focus mainly on the things I love," She said.

"I look for animals with character, which I hope comes through in my paintings

The exhibition, at the Victoria Avenue centre, runs throughout May and June.