Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, near Kendal
1 July – 25 August 2016
An exhibition of textile art and paintings from Caren and Peter Threlfall.
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 and floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media, including batiks and silk paintings.
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. 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.
Low Sizergh Barn is open Mon to Sat, 9.30-5.00 and Sun 10.00-5.00.