You can find work from seventeen Green Door artists in the cafe at Low Sizergh Barn near Kendal until 3 June 2022.

“The wind blows off the sea, across the salt marshes, over the sand dunes, following the ancient boundary walls, crafted and sculpted by generations of my family, to reach the valleys, hills and mountains beyond,” said Marjorie Park, three generations of whose family run the businesses at Low Sizergh Farm.

“This unique and diverse landscape and the people who work here are a constant source of inspiration for my work.  Sketching the very essence of the land, breathing in the land worked, the land lived , the land observed allows me when returning to the studio to push and pull the paint around, layering, adding line, scraping back, making marks with graphite ,charcoal, oil sticks, and crayons , evoking a direct and expressive  unpredictable response with strength and immediacy.”

Gilli Slater’s work is heavily influenced by the landscape of the Arnside Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty where she lives. Since the recent heavy storms she has become fascinated by the people working with the trees and hedges and the amount of work that’s put into managing and conserving the area. She has been investigating  using a wider range of media than usual to try and capture some of these activities.

“I have lived and worked on a Cumbrian Farm and this subject is dear to my heart,” said Sharon Cash. “I love to explore different mediums to portray the our life in Cumbria and the activities in the countryside where I live. Every time I pick up my pencil or paint brush it is a journey of memories and love of life here today.”

Exhibiting artists include: Eileen Anderson, Mike Barlow, Sharon Cash, Rachel Eaves, Robert Finch, Eileen Gledhill, Ray Green, Sam Harrison, Karen Lester, Kath Lockhart, Emma Lowe, Anne MacKinnon, Marjorie Park, Christine Rooney, Gilli Slater, Cherrie Trelogan and Maddy Wright.

12 April – 3 June 2022

Low Sizergh Barn, Low Sizergh Farm Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE

Open 9.00 am – 5.00 pm daily
Free of charge

You can contact Low Sizergh Barn on 015395 60426.

‘The Working Landscape’