Karen Lester at Low Sizergh Barn
Until December 15th 2016
We’re pleased to be exhibiting pieces by Karen Lester of the Green Door collective. Here’s Karen’s statement about the work on show:
“I find inspiration from a variety of sources, but it’s the natural landscape that has recently become a focus of my work.”
“I enjoy experimenting and working with different media, including printmaking. I am drawn to the vibrant colours of soft pastel for my landscape paintings whilst I find the quality of marks made in the process of printmaking particularly fascinating.”
“All prints are hand crafted using etched plates, some using natural material directly, which are then inked and printed through a press.”
“In this exhibition, Karen’s work has been inspired by the forms of the fells and trees, and the colours of stone in and out of water. It brings together her pastel paintings and etched prints, which capture the beauty of the Cumbrian landscape.”
You can read more about the exhibition in the Westmorland Gazette.
Further Green Door exhibition dates for 2016:
Brenda Hunter & Emma Wilson – 16th December – 9th February
Low Sizergh Barn artists
We also have some local artists who feature year round and are a firm favourite with our tea room customers.
Thuline de Cock
Thuline says of her work: “I observe animals, their shapes, gestures and mannerisms and in developing my ideas, I take them quite often out of their context. I like using bold colours. In my work, I explore the possibilities of bringing the subjects in and out of focus. Composition plays an important role in my paintings. I sometimes use perspective to distort images. I enjoy the gathering of information as much as I do the painting. Cows are funny creatures. Just like humans, they have their own characters. Their faces show expressions and a curiosity that never stop to amaze and fascinate me.”
One of the distinguishing features of Libby’s work is a vibrant use of colour. Much of her recent work reflects her interest in the local Lakeland landscape, which she describes as being “both geographically and spiritually enriching”. Libby uses acrylic to respond to the landscape and interpret it in her own unique style.
We also have two Frances Winder paintings which we commissioned. The first is of the milking parlour and the second is of the shippon. We haven’t got room to show you both here so you’ll have to pop in to the tea room to see the story of the shippon on canvas!