A RANGE of artwork and photography from a number of talented artists will be on display in a village hall later this month.

Hurworth Village Hall will be showcasing a number of pieces of art and photographs on September 30 and October 1.

Among those who have work on display is Rachel Alban, who only had her childhood passion for art reignited when she fell severely ill with Lyme disease in 2013.

The 27-year-old never studied art either at school or university, has continued to paint alongside her struggles with the illness, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks.

"I am inspired by the little things in life, which are so often overlooked," she said.

"I work on a small scale in various media, seeking to make a realistic style thoughtful as well as beautiful.

"I hopes to work more on conceptual still life and portraiture, although I do enjoy canine commissions."

Also with work on display is David Fawcett, who grew up in Hurworth and studied at studied at Carmel College and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form.

The 26-year-old, who now works in Manchester, has been inspired by the wild and his exploration of the world, and its many habitats and cultures.

"After University, I travelled for a year around the world visiting South East Asia, Australasia, New Zealand and Fiji and across North America," he said.

"The experiences I had in that year, as well as my fascination with natural history photography, have inspired the work I do today."

Rohanna Aston, from County Durham, specialises in portraiture and loves working on both people and animal commissions.

The 27-year-old said: "Drawing has always been a huge passion of mine and I pursued a career in art throughout my education."

Hollie Prince, 26, has become a qualified art teacher and works at a secondary school in Bradford.

"As a teacher I have realised that it is not always perfection but the journey to achieving your goal that is important," she said.

"You should be able to enjoy the process of what I am doing regardless of the outcome," she added.

The exhibition will be opened by Peter Barron, former editor of The Northern Echo, at 10am on Saturday, September 30.

For more information about the work on display, email enquiries@hurworthvillagehall.org.uk