Win a print by a much-loved Lancaster artist

Lancaster Castle by Chas Jacobs.
Lancaster Castle by Chas Jacobs.

Popular artist Chas Jacobs hosts his annual showcase in Lancaster this weekend.

And to mark the occasion, he’s giving away one of his trademark paintings through the Guardian.

This original signed print of Lancaster Castle has been created in Chas’ own distinctive style.

Many of Chas’ prints be bought at the artist’s annual exhibition at the Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster, this weekend (December 6 and 7).

Admission is free from 11am to 4pm both days.

Chas has been producing images which reflect the region for over 15 years. Having always lived in the area, Chas manages to add a very local feel to the scenes he produces.

He draws his inspiration from the towns and landscapes of the North West including Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland and the Lake District in Cumbria as well as from his holidays in Devon, particularly Dartmouth, where his interest in boats, the sea and harbours are reflected in his work.

Strong primary colours, fluffy white clouds and often multi-coloured balloons make the paintings instantly recognisable and fun. If you look carefully, you will sometimes find his springer spaniel, Rags, in the paintings.

To have a chance of winning a signed print of the Eric Morecambe statue scene, answer the following question.

At which memorial will Chas Jacobs’ annual exhibition take place this weekend?

Write your answer on a piece of paper or card, include your name and address and daytime telephone number, and send it to Chas Jacobs Competition, Lancaster Guardian, 41 Northgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3PA.

The closing date is next Wednesday, December 10.

Only one entry per household will be accepted.