Green Door Artist Exhibition
We’re pleased to be exhibiting pieces by Caren and Peter Threlfall of the Green Door collective.
The Green Door members’ works can be seen in our tea room at Low Sizergh Barn, near Kendal until August 10th.
Caren studied fashion design at the University of Salford and worked in industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Children’s wear for well-known high street stores. A career break to have a family enabled Caren to rediscover her love of art and she began to experiment with different forms of textile art. She uses wool and silk fibres in a ‘painterly’ way to create textural moody pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media, including, batiks and silk paintings. In addition to creating and selling her own work, Caren teaches classes and workshops for Cumbria Adult Education Service as well as privately, and also teaches art in primary schools throughout Cumbria and Lancashire.
Peter studied 3D Design at the University of Salford. After qualifying, he worked briefly for a company designing the interiors of pubs, clubs and hotels until setting up in business with a friend. Their business was producing artist’s impressions for architects and interior designers which still forms a small part of the business today. Peter has also developed his own painting style and has been selling his work successfully over the last few years. His style is one of colour, capturing fleeting moments in time. He paints mostly in acrylics. His subjects range from landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and also his popular figurative paintings of cross bay walkers. All are vibrant and colourful, and full of texture, as well as being expressive. Peter teaches acrylic and watercolour painting at classes in Levens and also demonstrates to Art Societies and Groups.
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!