Joint exhibition displays members' latest works

18 January 2017 11:12AM

A NEW joint exhibition at Low Sizergh Barn showcases the work of two members of the Green Door Artists Collective.

The venue near Kendal is showcasing paintings by Brenda Hunter and ceramics from Emma Louise Wilson until February 9.

Green Door administrator Janice Benson says: "This exhibition brings together two popular Green Door members with very different but complementary work.

"We’re thrilled that our partnership with Low Sizergh Barn will continue through 2017 and this is the first of a series of planned exhibitions."

 Sheep, by Brenda Hunter

Sheep, by Brenda Hunter

After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Emma Louise Wilson was awarded an arts grant to set up her own ceramics business in a craft centre in Cumbria.

Moving to Staffordshire in 1996 to teach art and design, returning to the region in 2014.

Her contemporary ceramics are made predominantly from porcelain and often incorporate her surface pattern designs. The unique qualities of porcelain enable Emma to work in detail, creating textures and frequently using mark making techniques.

As well as bowls and dishes, she also makes brooches, plaques, spoons and decorative teacups, taking inspiration from many different areas, often from nature or simple daily observations.

 Emma Louse Wilson

Emma Louse Wilson

Brenda Hunter has been painting for many years, exhibiting with the Association of Animal Painters. She enjoys the different textures that can be obtained through painting with oils and also the flow of paint achieved with watercolours.

She says: "Animals, birds and flowers are what I enjoy most.

"I have done many commissioned portraits where I try my best to capture the expressions of the animals and birds. More recently I have developed a love for botanical subjects and I get inspiration from the beautiful countryside in which I live.

"I like nothing more than to go out into the countryside and take pictures of wild flowers, birds and animals."

The exhibition is on display until February 9, and can be viewed daily between 9am and 5pm.

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