Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, near Kendal
30 June – 9 August 2017
Caren Threlfall 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 Threlfall 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.
The tea room at Low Sizergh Barn is open each day, 9.00 – 5.00.