Category Archives: Artists
Fine Art Graduate, Mother, Farmer’s Wife, Author’s PA. I am interested in how Art can be part of working people’s lives and vice-versa. I have previously exhibited story telling embroideries, of the everyday mundane hiding undercurrents of violence and heartbreak.
I decorated the Ewe at a unique stock-judging event on the 12th December with dozens of shepherds’ hand-prints. The piece is titled ‘In Safe Hands’ and hopefully demonstrates the inextricable links between the Sheep, Landscape and Shepherds.
As a mother of three caring for my ‘flock’ I am interested in displaying to the public how sheep are cared for by Shepherds. We live on a traditional Lake District hill farm. I wanted to illuminate how the landscape is shaped by the hands of these shepherds. By placing their hands on the sheep and writing the names of the shepherds on the legs (and possibly the head) of the ewe it symbolises their role as guardians of the Lake District fells. The colours I have used are bright; primary red, blue and yellow, strong orange, green, purple and pink, all often used to as ‘smit’ to mark our sheep.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this fantastic project”
Jayne spent her childhood on a Cumbrian dairy farm and now finds her inspiration within the agricultural and countryside environment. The use of bold, flowing line, capturing the essence of the subject is the hallmark of her work. Whether sketching pedigree livestock or native wildlife, simplicity, motion and life are portrayed in her unique and impressionistic style.
Jayne Lancaster VIEW WEBSITE
I’m attaching a rough for my design. There is a sample of the brush work/colour, and I envisage much detail in the design. It is just an idea at this stage, but will give some indication of the approach. My work is never planned to the finest detail as I’m sure once I meet the sheep, I will be inspired and it will ‘speak to me!!’
The feel will be one of ‘changing seasons, cycles, peace, calm and tranquility set within a roaming landscape. Very colourful with each section of the lamb celebrating the changing light/nature.’ There will be figures in the landscape too.
St Herbert’s School has had close links with the Calvert Trust for several years and our parents recently sponsored a horse at the Riding Stables, so we wanted to support Go Herdwick.
The children are all involved from Nursery to Year 6. We enjoy getting outdoors at school and believe that we should support the development of opportunities for people with disabilities, so that they can enjoy our world class environment too.
Trinity Way, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4HZ
Tel: 017687 73017
I am a textile artist working just outside the Lake District National Park in West Cumbria.
I am lucky to be living within reach of the northern Lake District and the more industrial West Coast, both are great inspiration in my work. Working from my lovely studio (a renovated summer house) in the garden, I use appliqué and free-machine embroidery to create a range of contemporary, functional and decorative textile pieces.
Sarah Ames VIEW WEBSITE
Di McGhee is an artist whose work often involves site specific installations, drawings and text based art. Her work also reflects life as an artist based in Cumbria.
“My inspiration for my Herdwick vision came from recent work I did with this particular breed’s wool; I was fascinated by the strength of the spring in the wool and I would like to create an illustration of the springs combined with some text referring to the heritage of the Herdwick in Cumbria.”
Di McGhee VIEW WEBSITE
St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School, Windermere, caters for children aged 3 to 11 years
We jumped at the chance to be involved with the Go Herdwick project because it will be fun to be part of, add to our cultural heritage and raise funds for a fantastic cause. We are looking forward to seeing our herdwick alongside all the other herdwicks on the trail.