25 July: Celia Burbush & Nicholas Shaw private viewing 18.00 - 20.00
A self-taught artist, Simon has enviously captured every rock on the crags, every tree in the forest, every house in the town. His oil paintings are brought to life via thousands of dotting impressions, allowing him to paint with such distinctive detail. Rock, snow, and ice are some of his favourite motifs, with his inspiration coming from the wilderness and elemental, primordial intensity of the wild spaces which lie above the peaceful Lakeland valleys.
“What moves me is the solitude, an intense primordial quiet broken only by the iron clank of scree and boulder, skylarks wheeling and the hard metallic croak of ravens. Exciting light effects the rock which is the foundation of my paintings and the Lakeland itself.” - Simon Whitfield
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Blencathra Gallery 2019
Every four and a half weeks, our Blencathra Gallery will exhibit a new talented artist, with most of them being local to the Cumbrian area. With 2019 already filled and 2020 on its way to being completely booked out as well, you’ll want to visit us often to see all the wonderful new paintings before they’re gone.
Dates for 2019:
01 Jan - 23 Feb: Maria Burton
02 Mar - 30 Mar: Emma J. Lock
06 Apr - 11 May: Kate Bentley
15 May - 17 Jun: Amanda Watson - artist visit 18 May
21 Jun - 22 Jul: Simon Whitfield
30 Aug - 30 Sept: Trevor Craggs
04 Oct - 04 Nov: Haydn Morris
08 Nov - 09 Dec: Jonathan Trotman
13 Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020: Derek Eland