A TALENTED amateur photographer will be displaying his portfolio of landscape pictures at this year’s West Malvern Arts Festival, which runs from today until Sunday.

John Greenwood will be exhibiting a large selection of his photos which include shots of the Malvern Hills, and other locations across Worcestershire and the UK.

The festival features numerous venues along West Malvern Road, from the Elim College to the Brewers’ Arms, including gazebos, private garages and garden walls. Some 80 artists will be showing a wide variety of work including sculpture, jewellery, glassware, paintings and much more.

Mr Greenwood has been a keen photographer for more than 15 years and can often be seen on the Malvern Hills as early as 4am to capture that perfect sunset. His work has attracted attention internationally, including a commission from the BBC’s Countryfile magazine. An IT professional. Mr Greenwood, aged 38, lives in Court Road, Malvern.

He said: “I love living in Worcestershire and being outdoors, so photography allows me to spend more time in the landscape that I love. For me, photography is all about creativity and capturing a moment that perhaps no one else has seen, so I’m proud to have this opportunity to display my photography to a new audience.

“In previous years I’ve only been a visitor to the festival and was impressed by the high standards of local artists and so this year I’m excited to be part of it.”

Mr Greenwood’s pictures will be on show at St James’s Primary School during the festival. The festival, now in its fourth year, is held to raise money for the Malvern Hills Community Foundation, which helps charitable causes across the district.