SEE an array of artwork of things found in fields at an exhibition opening in Sherborne.

Found in the Fields by Carry Akroyd will be at the Jerram Gallery in Sherborne from March 24 to April 11.

Accomplished landscape painter Carry is well-known for her monthly illustration for the Bird of the Month column in The Oldie magazine.

As a painter and printmaker, Akroyd likes to work in different media and the exhibition includes 40 paintings and drawings alongside the artist’s set of 16 hand-drawn lithographs incorporating texts from the 19th century poet John Clare.

These original artist’s prints were made in 2011, and have toured the country as a mini-series in various manifestations from St Andrews to Stroud, from Hampshire to Hay-on-Wye.

This series also forms a section in Carry Akroyd’s new book, Found in the Fields. Prices range from £145 to £2,750.

The 18th century ‘peasant poet’ John Clare, who lived in Northamptonshire, has been a strong influence on Akroyd’s work and his poetry is never far from her mind. Akroyd’s landscapes examine the relationship between wildlife and agriculture. Though separated by 200 years, both poet and artist responded to enormous transformations in the farming landscape.

She said: "Sometimes I made extended drawings sitting in front of the subject, at other times I make continuous notes on a walk which then amalgamates into a condensed compilation of an experience. As the images get more refined, colour and composition become more dominant."

*Found in the Fields, The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne. See for more information.