Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, near Kendal
11 August – 14 September 2017
For many years Mike Barlow has made work from found material, initially beachcombing the Lune estuary and the west coast of Scotland. His main concern has always been with the overall design: the elements of colour, balance, texture etc.
However, in the course of working, a meaning, be it narrative or symbolic, often emerges. But he prefers the viewer to make their own interpretations, his pre-occcupation being to work with what a piece suggests as he goes along – being led by the nose as it were – up to that point where the thing feels finished.
For the past 25 years Joyce Eldred has been living, working and teaching art in Cumbria, and this beautiful area inspired her to take up painting again. She paints various subject matter including landscapes and for this exhibition the theme is flowers.
Flowers are symbols of love and loss.
They are a celebration and are consolatory and remind us that life is transient and fragile.
Joyce is always looking at new ways of representing subjects, experimenting with different mediums and techniques. She has recently explored abstract interpretations and developed her way of seeing
Joyce has exhibited in many local exhibitions including Kendal Art Society, the Upfront Gallery and the Lake Artists Society.
The tea room at Low Sizergh Barn is open each day, 9.00 – 5.00.