Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, near Kendal
17 December 2016 – 9 February 2017
A new exhibition from Green Door members Brenda Hunter and Emma Louise Wilson.
“I have been painting for a number of years, mainly natural history subjects. I enjoy painting in oils were I can get the different textures with the paint and to get the lovely flow of paint you can achieve with watercolours.”
“Animals, birds and flowers are what I enjoy most and I get inspiration from the beautiful countryside in which I live. I only use the good quality canvases and boards and Arcer 130lbs – 300.”
“More recently I have developed a love for botanical subjects and like nothing more than to go out into the countryside and take pictures of wild flowers, birds and animals.”
“I have done many commissions portraits where I try my best to capture the expressions of the animals and birds because that is important.”
Emma Louise Wilson
Emma Louise Wilson graduated with a BA (hons) in three dimensional design from the University of Central Lancashire. Her degree specialisms were ceramics and surface pattern.
Following Emma’s degree show, she was awarded an arts grant to set up her own ceramics business in a craft centre in Cumbria. In 1996 she moved to Staffordshire where she taught Art and Design for 14 years. Emma made the decision to leave teaching to concentrate on her own Artwork. In 2014 she relocated back to Cumbria with her family.
Emma’s contemporary ceramics are made predominantly from porcelain. These pieces often incorporate her surface pattern designs. The unique qualities of porcelain enable Emma to work in detail, creating textures and frequently using mark making techniques. Every piece of work is meticulously hand crafted and would make an ideal present for someone who appreciates something exclusive and handmade.
As well as bowls and dishes, Emma also makes brooches, plaques, spoons and decorative teacups. She takes inspiration from many different areas, often from nature or simple daily observations.
Low Sizergh Barn is open each day, 9.00 – 5.00.