AN Ulverston artist has been featured in a new book that showcases and celebrates Cumbrian art produced during lockdown.

The publication is to be accompanied by an exhibition, which will launch at an Eden Valley gallery this month.

’Through the locking glass – What Cumbrian artists did during lockdown’ is a 168-page book of illustration, print, fine art, poetry, photography and sculpture made by artists throughout the county.

Ulverston-based artist Geoff Beattie features among the 80 artworks, which are displayed alongside statements from artists detailing how their lives and work changed during lockdown.

Mr Beattie said: "I can't believe how offering to do a few portraits for frontline workers as part of the #portraitsforNHSheroes has ended up with my work being featured in such an interesting and inspiring book alongside so many other talented artists.

"I'm so grateful to each and every one of the 100 people who gave me the opportunity to do this.

"The feedback from the portraits has been fantastic. I feel very proud that I've been able to have such a positive effect on people and to have my work featured in this amazing book."

Over 200 pieces were submitted as part of the project, including Mr Beattie's portraits of NHS key workers, a woodland installation of ceramic leaves, a pop-up ‘isolation booth’ that provided community art to the residents of Dalton-on-Furness and a stained glass window featuring a Kendal skyline.

All proceeds from the exhibition and book sales will go towards Cumbrian arts organisations and NHS trusts in the county.

The exhibition runs between August 15 and August 30 (10am-4pm) at the Studio Morland.