AN artist and musician based in west Cumbria has announced new plans for her artisitc ventures in the near future.

Emma Hunt, of Egremont, has been creating art for a number of years to help her cope with her illness Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Miss Hunt said: "I'll be putting on exhibitions for artists in the area to showcase their work to give them a place to display their art to the public.

"I know lots of artists aren't confident and it takes a lot of courage to display your own work.

"I've ran exhibtions around the Whitehaven area before and they've been successful."

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She has also been working with the team at Women Out West, who help women who have been victims of domestic abuse.

She has been running regular arts classes at the centre at Kells, Emma hopes that some of their work will also be shown in exhibtions this summer.

Emma says that she would like to do a call out to any artist looking to exhibit their work. To get in touch you can contact her on: