FARNHAM’S New Ashgate Gallery will launch its new season this Saturday, feating work by local artist Fiona Millais and a new Spring Craft Collection.

Millais, the great-granddaughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais, takes inspiration from the places and objects that she loves, and collects many of her materials on dog walks locally.

She said: “The daily rhythm in my walks reflects and informs my artwork. I endeavour to paint landscapes with a sense of place and of ‘being there’ and imagining a painting you would want to walk into. Sometimes it is a meandering path to follow through local woods and other days might bring the breath-taking sweep of a Downland panorama.”

Her exhibition As I Walked Out runs until March 5, open 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Also launching this Saturday, and running until April 16, is Spring Craft Collection 2022: Craft with Local Heart.

The Spring Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft.

Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones.

Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You’ll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.

New Ashgate Gallery, a registered charity and home of Surrey Artist of the Year, can be found in Waggon Yard, Farnham.

Find out more about its new season at www.newashgate.org.uk