A cheeky cherub among a pencil and graphite woodland sea of snow and a soft depiction of Richmond riverside are among pieces in a Richmond Art Society exhibition this month.

The Richmond Art Society’s (RAS) spring exhibition will be at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, following a successful event last year.

The exhibition, with more than 200 pieces, will be officially opened by CEO of Richmond Chamber of Commerce Anne Newton.

The works are by 60 of the society’s 200 members, who include professional artists young and old, highly talented leisure painters and print makers, art teachers and lecturers.

Artist Jude Wild, from Ham, features her piece the London Plane in the exhibition and says she is constantly inspired by Richmond.

She says: “I got involved with RAS after meeting a couple of members at a life drawing class at Richmond Adult Community College. I had been looking for a way to exhibit my work locally and joining RAS was an ideal way to go about it.

“My work is inspired by my emotional response to nature and in particular Richmond Park and riverside. The London Plane tree in my painting is the tallest in London I believe and I love to compare the size of the people passing by with the height of the tree – it’s so majestic I think.”

Sue Ribbans, who is part of the exhibiting committee, will feature her piece Facing at the show.

She says: “It could be called a ‘collagraph’ and like a lot of my work it is conceived and executed in a very experimental fashion. It is a head cut in half which when in juxtaposition become two profiles facing each other.

“I live in Teddington and over the years the borough of Richmond has become increasingly more art orientated with the Arthouse event, art fairs as well as the formation of many artists groups. This makes it a good place to live as an artist as there are many opportunities to become involved.”

Richmond Art Society Spring Exhibition; The Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, from Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 19, from 10am to 6pm each day. Admission is free. For more information, visit richmondartsociety.com.