Marjorie Park at Low Sizergh Barn
We’re pleased to be exhibiting pieces by Marjorie Park of the Green Door collective.
A true Cumbrian, Marjorie is aware of the shape, colour, smell and taste of the environment in which she lives. The need to portray this landscape, often transformed by an array of intangible elements – the wind, the rain, the sounds and the solitude – is apparent in the spontaneous and expressive way in which she works.
Marjorie’s work is visceral, but also thoughtful, reflecting her experience of the ancient, spiritual and enduring landscape near her home. Working in the elements, capturing the energy of the seasons, she works mainly in mixed media.
The exhibition runs until May 17th 2017.
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!