NORTH Yorkshire artist, Elizabeth Smith, has again had work accepted for a major London exhibition.

Two of her pastel paintings, both of Spanish villages, are on show at the Mall Galleries in the Pastel Society's 104th annual exhibition which opened last week and runs until March 16.

Founded in 1899, this is one of the country's leading art societies which aims to promote the best contemporary work by painters who use pastel for its vibrancy, colour, immediacy and vitality.

Exhibitors at early exhibitions were Millet, Whistler, Rodin, John Singer Sargent and Degas, and many of the country's leading contemporary artists are featured in the present show.

Mrs Smith, who lives at Ingleby Arncliffe, has enjoyed considerable success, both nationally and locally.

For the last 12 years she has regularly had work selected for exhibition with both the Pastel Society and Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, and she is an elected member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists which also holds its annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London.

The RSMA stages its first exhibition for 2003 in Lymington, Hampshire, and Mrs Smith will be attending the private view.