DORSET beauty spots have been re-imagined as abstract art paintings which will be on display at Lyme Regis Museum.

The next exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery is a collection of semi-abstract Dorset landscapes by a Sherborne artist.

Two of the semi-abstract paintings include Golden Cap and Corfe Castle.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Golden Cap by Miranda PenderThe Golden Cap by Miranda Pender (Image: Miranda Pender)

The solo exhibition features art from Miranda Pender, entitled: Bright and Bold, it celebrates the Dorset landscape.

The solo exhibition will run from January 30 until March 31.

Miranda’s process is to abstract the landscape into elemental shapes and then interpret them in a unique way, experimenting with combinations of different colours.

Mrs Pender said: “I look for a landscape feature, with strong, distinctive shapes, and work out how I can interpret them in an original way while retaining the essential spirit of the place.”

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Corfe Castle by Miranda PenderCorfe Castle by Miranda Pender (Image: Miranda Pender)

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sunrise at Corfe Castle by Richard MurgatroydSunrise at Corfe Castle by Richard Murgatroyd (Image: Richard Murgatroyd)

Largely self-taught, she says she benefited from many short courses and workshops on materials and techniques.

Mrs Pender was born in London but spent most of her life in Essex, where for several years she chaired Saffron Walden Arts Trust.

She now lives in Sherborne where she shares a studio with her husband Mark, and is the newsletter editor for Bridport Art Society.

Also a songwriter and guitar-player, she entertains audiences with a series of musical talks.