A local artist's first solo show is opening at Helston Museum Gallery next week, as part of Shallal Studios.

Sam While, whose talent was first noticed a few years ago by artist, Laura Wild, creates 'naive artwork' and has been participating in Shallal Studios' projects and residencies, including a three month residency at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives last summer.

Jo Willis, Shallal’s creative director, said: "We are so excited to work with Sam and his family to support his first solo show, his colourful sensitive work

deserves to be seen by a wider audience, it is a progression for Sam and for Shallal Studios in developing our support for artists."

Shallal Studios started in 2012 as a response to the need for a more ambitious platform for inclusive arts. It provides an inclusive visual arts space and various opportunities for emerging artists.

Sam While's solo show will be at Helston Museum Gallery from Monday, July 4 for two weeks.