A BURNHAM-on-Sea photographer is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the work of young Somerset artists.

Jacob Dear, a former student at The King Alfred School Academy, is in discussions to put on an exhibition at the school later this year to showcase the talents of local photographers as well as A Level students.

The 24-year-old said he was inspired to host the exhibition while he was studying for his masters at the University of Gloucestershire and after he released a three zines through his company, Coverless.

“There is a lot more support for young artists in bigger towns and cities than there is in smaller towns like Burnham-on-Sea,” Jacob said.

“There are some really talented artists in Burnham who need to have the chance to have a voice and show off what they can do.

“None of the artists in Burnham are talking, we all have different talents but there is no communication at all.

“If this exhibition means I can set up a dialogue between artists and put them in touch with each other that would be great.

“It will also be great for the community to see what artists in this area have to offer and encourage them to support their local artists as there are some fantastic ones out there.”

No date has been set for the exhibition yet but Jacob said he has plans to put on exhibitions in Weston-super-Mare and Cheltenham.

“Myself and my business partner, Mike Butt, have released three zines and through Coverless we would like to host these three exhibitions in places which are close to our hearts,” Jacob said.

“I was born in Burnham and Mike was born in Weston and we both met each other in Cheltenham so it would be great to be able to get work showcased in these places from not only us but young artists who are very talented.

“I am looking forward to getting these exhibitions up and running and seeing fantastic from work young artists.”

For details email Jacob at DearPhoto@hotmail.com